Ordu Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Dr. Under the leadership of Mehmet Hilmi Güler, significant progress has been made in the efforts initiated for Ünye Port to have national and international competence. The Ro-Ro ship Lider Admiral will make its maiden voyage on Friday, September 30, with the enlargement and capacity increase in Ünye Port, which was previously unsuitable for the entrance of large tonnage vessels in terms of berth length and depth.
HIGH-TONNAGE VESSELS CAN NOW berth at the port
Under the leadership of President Güler, enlargement and capacity increase studies were carried out in order to ensure that the port, which has an important place due to its geographical location but is insufficient for the development of industry and logistics, has national and international competence.
Within the scope of the works carried out, an additional 150 meters were built at Ünye Port, where ships of 10 thousand tons and above could not berth due to the 130-meter quay that existed for years. In addition to the additional berth, the depth, which is of great importance for high-tonnage ships, was also evaluated, and the depth was increased from 6,80 to 7,50.
FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE HISTORY OF ÜNYE PORT, RO-RO SHIP WILL MAKE A voyage
With the depth and berth length reaching sufficient capacity, permission was obtained from the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure to carry out Ro-Ro transportation, which has high tonnage and carries wheeled vehicles such as truck transportation. The Ro-Ro Ship, Lider Admiral, which will export vegetables and fruits from Ünye Port to Russia for the first time in its history, will make its maiden voyage this Friday.
As it is the first voyage, the program will be held at Ünye Port on Friday, September 30 at 14.00.
TRADING VOLUME INCREASES
Maritime trade will continue without interruption with the Ünye Port, which will gain momentum by combining with strategic routes such as the Black Sea-Mediterranean and Ünye-Akkuş-Niksar Road. Thus, Ünye Port will be brought on equal terms like other existing ports and will significantly shape both the provincial economy and the regional economy.
On the other hand, the port, which will directly affect factors such as logistics and industry, will also contribute to employment.