ALTAS Ambarli Liman Tesisleri Ticaret AS (Turkish), or ALTAS Ambarli Port Facilities Trade Company Inc. (ALTAS), is the port authority for the Port of Ambarli. This general management company is responsible for managing the Port of Ambarli, maintaining and improving Port of Ambarli infrastructure, ensuring the port's environmental integrity, and providing security for the Port of Ambarli. ALTAS seeks to assure the continuity of operations of the port's seven terminals and to continuously improve the port to maintain a strong competitive position.
ALTAS' the three main objectives for the Port of Ambarli include strengthening its international competitive position, strengthening the local and regional economy, and helping achieve a better standard of living and environment for the surrounding area. ALTAS provides these specific services in the Port of Ambarli:
In 2011, the Port of Ambarli handled a total of almost 2.7 million TEUs of containerized cargo, 223 thousand vehicles, more than 2.7 million tons of general cargo, and 259 thousand tons of liquid bulk cargoes.
In 2011, Marport (the Port of Ambarli's main container terminal) handled over 1.5 million TEUs of containerized cargo, and Marport has capacity to handle 1.9 million TEUs of containerized cargo per year. The Port of Ambarli's Marport consists of the Marport Main Terminal, Marport West Terminal, and Marport East Terminal (Piers 1, 2, and 3 of the Limar Kumport Terminal). The Marport terminals in the Port of Ambarli offer customer services that include stuffing, unstuffing, and shifting. Container freight station services in the Port of Ambarli's Marport terminals include stuffing/unstuffing, full and sampling inspections, labeling, and container paper covering. The terminals also offer reefer services and hazardous container services.
The Marport Main Terminal in the Port of Ambarli covers an area of 17 hectares and has capacity to handle 950 thousand TEUs per year and to stack over 12.5 thousand TEUs. The terminal includes 332 reefer outlets. The container freight station covers 10 thousand square meters. The Port of Ambarli's Marport Main Terminal has warehouses covering 3780 square meters (40.7 thousand square feet) and 4977 square meters (53.6 thousand square feet) of covered area. The terminal has one roll-on/roll-off ramp and a parking lot for cars and trucks.
The pier at Marport Main Terminal in the Port of Ambarli has berthing distance of 800 meters (2625 feet) with alongside depth of 14.5 meters (47.6 feet). This Port of Ambarli terminal is equipped with six ship-to-shore gantry cranes, one mobile harbor crane, and 17 rubber-tyred gantry cranes. Other equipment includes six top-lifters, 13 spreaders, and 41 terminal trucks.
Marport's West Terminal at the Port of Ambarli covers 17 hectares. In 2011, the Port of Ambarli's Marport West Terminal handled a total of more than 671.6 thousand TEUs of containerized cargo. It has stacking capacity for over 12.1 thousand TEUs and to handle 950 thousand TEUs per year. The West Terminal has 160 reefer outlets, and the container freight station covers five thousand square meters. The Port of Ambarli's Marport West Terminal has a 7425-square meter (79.9 thousand square foot) container freight station, 700 square meters (over 7.5 thousand square feet) of warehouses, and covered areas of 697 square meters (7.5 thousand square feet).
The Port of Ambarli's Marport West Terminal pier is 760 meters (2493 feet) long with alongside depth of 16.5 meters (54.1 feet). The terminal is equipped with three ship-to-shore gantry cranes, seven mobile harbor cranes, and 18 rubber-tyred gantry cranes. This Port of Ambarli terminal also has six top-lifters, 11 spreaders, and 41 terminal trucks.
The Port of Ambarli's Mardas Terminal is owned and operated by Mardas Marmara Maritime Management Company Inc. (Mardasport). Lunching operations in 1991, Mardasport began handling steel products and third-party breakbulk cargoes. In 2002, the Port of Ambarli's Mardasport expanded to handle containers as well, and it has become one of the Port of Ambarli's major container facilities. Known internationally as Mardeniz, the company owns, manages, and charters ships under that brand.
The Mardas Terminal in the Port of Ambarli has two berths with total berthing distance of 910 meters (2985 feet). One berth is 390 meters (1279 feet) long, and the second is 520 meters (1706 feet). Alongside depths at the berths range from 13 to 15 meters (42.7 to 49.2 feet) maximum permissible draft. The Mardas Terminal jetty is 530 meters (1739 feet) long, 30 meters (98.4 feet) wide, and it is 3.5 meters (11.5 feet) high from sea level.
The Port of Ambarli's Mardas Terminal has 12 mobile cranes and eight 17-row outreach cranes, three 16-row outreach cranes, and one 13-row outreach crane. The Mardas Terminal also has eight rubber-tyred gantry cranes, 14 stackers, and 30 terminal tractors. It includes 450 reefer outlets. The Port of Ambarli's Mardas Terminal offers 52.6 hectares of off-dock storage facilities, including 20 hectares of customs bonded storage. The Mardas Terminal in the Port of Ambarli has annual capacity for 650 thousand TEUs, and it handled 450 thousand TEUs in 2011.
The Port of Ambarli's Kumport Terminal has a total of 2080 meters (6824 feet) of berths. In 2011, the Port of Ambarli's Kumport Terminal welcomed 1919 vessels carrying 844 thousand TEUs of containerized cargo and 237 thousand tons of general cargo.
Piers 1, 2, and 3 (also known as the Port of Ambarli's Marport East Terminal) specialize in handling containers. Pier 1 is 450 meters (1476 feet) long with alongside depth of 13.5 meters (44.3 feet). Piers 2 and 3 handle containers, and each is 422 meters (1385 feet) long. Pier 2 has alongside depth of 15.5 meters (50.9 feet), and Pier 3 has alongside depth of 14 meters (45.9 feet).
The Kumport Terminal's Piers 4 and 5 in the Port of Ambarli handle containers and general cargo. Each pier is 370 meters (1214 feet) long. Pier 4 has alongside depth of 15 meters (49.2 feet), and Pier 5 has alongside depth of 12 meters (39.4 feet). Finally, The Port of Ambarli's Kumport Pier 6, which handles general cargo, is 150 meters (492 feet) long with alongside depth of 9 meters (29.5).
The Kumport Terminal in the Port of Ambarli covers a total area of 40 hectares and has capacity for 1.7 million TEUs per year. There are yard slots for 8994 TEUs, including 675 reefer plugs in the Port of Ambarli's Kumport Terminal. The Kumport Terminal has a 2.5-acre container freight station and 1.7 acres of warehouses.
The Port of Ambarli's Kumport Terminal is equipped with three 55-ton 20-row outreach cranes, two 100-ton 14-row outreach cranes, two 104-ton 17-row outreach cranes, three 104-ton 18-row outreach cranes, one 104-ton 12-row outreach crane, and one 64-ton 8-row outreach crane. Yard equipment at the Kumport Terminal in the Port of Ambarli includes 12 45-ton rubber-tyred gantry cranes, four 45-ton reach stackers, one 8-ton empty stacker, and two 9-ton empty stackers. There are also 21 50-ton terminal tractors.
The Kumport Port Services and Logistics Industry and Trading Co. operates a private port, Kumport, at the Port of Ambarli. The private terminal contains 7 additional berths (beyond the six described above) that handle general and bulk cargoes, containers, and rolling units. Berths 7, 8, and 10 handle general cargo and containers. Berths 7 and 10 are each 250 meters (820.2 feet) long with alongside depth of 12 meters (39.4 feet). Berth 8 is 120 meters (393.7 feet) long with alongside depth of 10 meters (32.8 feet). In addition to the Kumport Terminal, the Port of Ambarli complex contains several other private ports.
The Akcansa Terminal in the Port of Ambarli, owned and operated by Akcansa Cimento Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (Turkish), is an important exporter and one of Turkey's leading companies. It is Turkey's leading maker of cement and ready-mix concrete. The Akcansa Terminal in the Port of Ambarli covers an area of four hectares. It has capacity to handle two million tons of bulk cargo and 1.5 million tons of mixed-load cargo per year. This Port of Ambarli terminal includes a roll-on/roll-off ramp, a 2500-square meter (26.9 thousand square foot) car/truck parking area, and a 4.4 acre on-dock bonded area.
The Akcansa Terminal in the Port of Ambarli has two berths that handle all types of cargo. They are 1310 and 2310 meters (4298 and 7579 feet) long with alongside depths of 13.5 and 10 meters (44.3 and 32.8 feet). One berth is dedicated to cement cargos. It has berthing distance of 200 meters (656 feet) with alongside depth of 8 meters (26.2 feet). The Port of Ambarli's Akcansa Terminal is equipped with one 50-ton, one 60-ton, and one 80-ton mobile crane. It includes two equipment loaders, one bobcat, and an 80-ton electronic scale.
The Port of Ambarli's Limak Terminal is owned and operated by Limak Western Cement Industry ve Tic Inc. The terminal began operating in 1997 with a cement silo, a grinding unit, raw material inventory silos, and a crusher with additional packing units. The facility has capacity to handle 1.3 million tons of cargo per year. This Port of Ambarli terminal has a roll-on/roll-off dock that has berthing distance of 280 meters that can accommodate vessels up to 200 meters (656.2 feet) in length with maximum draft of 11 meters (36.1 feet). A 700-meter (2296.6-foot) conveyor system moves raw materials between pier and silo.
In addition to containers, Mardasport in the Port of Ambarli also handles breakbulk and project cargoes. With 33 hectares of service space, Mardasport offers berthing distance of 910 meters (2986 feet) with maximum permissible draft of 16 meters (52.5 feet). The terminal has 12 mobile shore cranes, four excavators, and 30 terminal tractors. Mardasport has handled general cargo, particularly machinery and industrial equipment, since it started operating in the Port of Ambarli. It supplies warehousing and weighing services needed by general cargo carriers. To support this business, Mardasport has a 140-ton shore crane and other equipment for project, over-sized, and heavy-lift cargoes. The Port of Ambarli's Mardasport also handles boats and yachts.
The Set Cimento Group operates the Port of Ambarli's Total Oil Turkey Terminal. The 200 meter (656.2 foot) long pier, with alongside depths from 8 to 14 meters (26.2 to 45.9 feet), can accommodate vessels to 40 thousand DWT. The terminal handles clean petroleum products (including gasoline, oil, and kerosene), liquefied petroleum gas, and lubricants. The berthing platform has no vessel length or width restrictions. The mooring dolphins have an inner depth of 13 meters and an outer depth of 25 meters. The offshore platform is 200 meters long. The Total Oil Turkey Terminal in the Port of Ambarli has total capacity for 300 thousand cubic meters of liquid bulk.