Port of Poliport
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The Port of Poliport is located in Dilovasi, Turkey, an industrial city in Kocaeli Province. The Port of Poliport lies on the northern shores of the Gulf of Ismit, an inlet at the eastern end of the Gulf of Manmara. The Port of Poliport is about 45 kilometers southeast of Istanbul.

Part of the Polisan Group, the Port of Poliport was established in 1975 to support the company's activities by providing transport and storage services at the location of Polisan's major facilities. As one of Turkey's largest private ports, the Port of Poliport has a wide variety of customers needing storage for liquid bulk, dry bulk, and general cargoes. The Port of Poliport is a member of the Chemical Distribution Institute Terminals (CDI-T), the Federation of European Tank Storage Associations, and the European Petrochemicals Association.

Polisan is one of Turkey's leading chemical companies. For more than 40 years, it has produced and distributed chemicals and finished products for industries that manufacture or use paint, glue, wood, leather, textiles, leather, and paper. Polisan's worldwide customers are in North Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Poliport Kimya Sanayi ve Ticaret (Chemical Industry and Trade) A.Ş. is the port authority for the Port of Poliport. Located in the Dilovasi industrial zone in Gebze, the Port of Poliport is only one kilometer from the Trans European Motorway and less than two kilometers from Turkey's D100 Highway with easy access to Istanbul and the world. The Port of Poliport covers 100 thousand square meters.

The Port of Poliport's bulk liquid storage terminal serves over 200 vessels per year representing both multi-national and national companies. The Port of Poliport offers on-line monitoring support to its customers for these cargoes. As demand has increased for Turkey's chemical industry, the Port of Poliport has increased the capacity of its liquid storage terminal to 101 tanks with total capacity for 112 cubic meters, most of which is allocated to third parties.

In 1994, reclaimed lands were put into use for cargo-handling services for dry bulk and general cargo vessels. The new area contained two berths that can accommodate vessels up to 45 thousand DWT, and the Port of Poliport can handle about two million tons of these types of cargo.

The Port of Poliport added bonded warehouses covering about 16 thousand square meters for rent by third parties handling general and hazardous cargoes in 1996.

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