Port of Aliaga
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The Port of Aliaga lies on the southern shores of the Bay of Aliaga off the Gulf of Candarli about 24 kilometers northwest of Izmir, Turkey. The port authority for the Port of Aliaga is Aliaga Liman Baskanligi . The port mainly consists of oil product terminals and refineries.

The Port of Aliaga (Turkish) can accommodate vessels to 250 thousand DWT with maximum length of 338 meters and maximum draft of 16 meters. Tides in the Port of Aliaga range about 0.5 meters.

Within the Port of Aliaga, the Total Terminal – Aliaga is operated by Total Oil Turkiye A.S. This private terminal is located on a 662.5-meter offshore jetty where the main activity is handling clean petroleum products like gas, oil, gasoline, and kerosene. The terminal does not handle third-party cargoes. Pilotage is required for vessels entering of leaving the Port of Aliaga at this terminal. The terminal contains storage tanks with total capacity for 135 thousand cubic meters.

The Petkim Terminal – Aliaga is operated by Petkim, Petro Kimya Holdings A.S. Pilotage is required for all vessels entering the harbor. The Port of Aliaga's Petkim Terminal contains six berths, three berths for products and gas ships, one berth for naphtha, one berth for caustic soda, and one berth for general cargo.

Berth 1 at the Port of Aliaga Petkim Terminal is a Tanker Quay 163 meters long with alongside depth of 7 meters. Berth 2 is also a Tanker Quay of 175 meters in length with alongside depth of 10 meters. Berth 2 loads/unloads chemicals like ammonia, fuel oil, benzene, ethylene glycols, ethylene oxide, wash oil, and choric hydrocarbons.

The Petkim Terminal at the Port of Aliaga Berth 3 specializes in cargoes of caustic soda. It is 60 meters long with alongside depth of 6 meters. At 90 meters long with alongside depth of 14 meters, Berth 4 (the Naphtha Quay) is currently out of service. The Salt Quay at the Petkim Terminal in the Port of Aliaga is 190 meters long with alongside depth of 6 meters, and it receives salt that is used at the nearby Chlorine Alkali Plant. Berth 5 is a Tanker Quay of 285 meters in length with alongside depth of 13 meters. Berth 5 handles naphtha, ammonia, benzene, caustic soda, and fuel oil.

The Port of Aliaga's Petkim Terminal Berth 6 handles general cargo, primarily raw petrochemicals. It is 338 meters long with alongside depths from 7 to 10 meters. Finally, the Petrol Ofisi Quay has two berths of 175 and 163 meters that handle petroleum products, materials, and equipment.

The Tupras Refinery – Aliaga is operated by Tupras Rafinery Mudurlugu Aliaga which processes crude oil exports and imports a wide range of petroleum products. The terminal contains two berths for liquefied petroleum gas, four berths for petroleum products, and two berths for crude oil. Water depth at the crude oil wharf is 17 to 18 meters, and the berth can accommodate vessels to 250 thousand DWT. Pilotage is required for all vessels.

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