The first port built in the old dock area during the Ottoman Empire was opened in 1903 and became one of the five important ports of the Ottoman Empire. The new port, the foundation of which was laid in 1946, was put into operation in 1954, the modernization of the port came to the fore in order to respond to the increasing ship traffic after years, and the work that started in 1980 was completed in 1990 and was brought to its current position.
The 30-year operating right of Trabzon Port, which is the most important port of the Eastern Black Sea Region, was taken over by Albayrak Group in 2003. Trabzon Port which connect Europe and Asia, continues its modern Silk Road mission as the heart of maritime transportation; It provides uninterrupted service in operations such as pilotage, towage, accommodation, warehouse, terminal, loading and unloading, electricity and water.
Trabzon Port, which is the only port opened to the stock exchange among 180 internationally operating ports and coastal facilities in Turkey, has an annual handling (loading and unloading) capacity of 10 million tons, annual storage of 5 million tons, annual container handling 350,000 TEU, annual container storage 300,000 TEU, berth length total (9 berths) is 2.235 m, annual ship acceptance number is 2500.
Our national pride, Fatih Drilling Ship’s use of Trabzon Port for the assembly of its dismantled tower in Istanbul, Haydarpaşa Port has an important place in the history of Trabzon Port. On the other hand, Fatih Drilling Ship was the largest ship (51,238 grosston) to berth at Trabzon Port, apart from Cruise ships.
Mogadishu Alport, strategically located in East Africa, is Somalia’s single and largest port opening to the world. In accordance with the agreement made with the Somali government in 2014, Albayrak Group received the right to operate of the port for 20 years.
After the port was taken over, many infrastructure developments and modern equipment were developed. With the second phase investments, the capacity, and business volume, of Mogadishu Alport will increase significantly and the service quality will continue to improve.
Mogadishu Alport operates multi-purpose port operations such as container, bulk and general cargo, liquid, Ro-Ro, livestock. Mogadishu Alport, where 90% of its employees are Somali citizens, abholds a significant contribution to the Somali workforce. Furthermore, the Port management improves its service quality day by day by improving its Somali personnel in port management.
The activities of Mogadishu Alport contribute to the Somali economy and provide a great opportunity to develop its international trade. İn addition to the success of the port that inspires and sets an example for other developing African ports.
Conakry Port, which is West Africa’s gateway to the world, is a unique commercial port for Guinea with a total area of 899,000 square meters and a handling capacity of 10 million tons.
The foundation of the harbor was laid in 1895 by French Lieutenant Noel Ballay, governor of the French Guinea colony. A pier about 100 meters long and 5 meters wide was built and this was accepted as the starting point. From the end of the 19th century, the physiognomy of the harbor has undergone major changes, replacing the piers and granite filling, building the reserve dam, enlarging the main dock, building warehouses, installing water and electricity pipes, and fixing the rails along the quay. During these dates, Conakry Port played a leading role in sending natural resources from Guinea to the “French Metropolis”.
With the independence of Guinea in 1958, national companies were established to increase port activities, but then the activities of these companies were combined and Port Autonome de Conakry (PAC) was established by the state in 1982.
In 2018, a 25-year contract was signed with Albayrak Group with an investment of approximately 500 million dollars to expand, modernize, manage, operate the port, and make it more competitive on an international scale. Conakry Port has undergone a real transformation since the contract came into force.
Priority targets have been set to face the challenges of competitiveness: rehabilitation and maintenance of existing infrastructure and equipment, modernization of the port by purchasing 5 ultra-modern lifting cranes ranging from 80-140 tons, construction of penetrant, construction of 3 new scales, construction of sewage systems, the establishment of the automation system, all Modernization of the electrical system and many more studies are ongoing.
Conakry Port, with the advantages provided by Albayrak Group, in 2018, more than 1,180 ships, 10 million tons of goods, and 237,366 TEU containers; In 2019, more than 1,280 ships received approximately 11 million tons of goods and 248,659 TEU excess containers.
Conakry Port continues to shed light on the future of the West African country Guinea.