Port of Mersin

The Port of Mersin (Turkish: Mersin Limanı), aka Mersin International Port (MIP), is a major port located on the north-eastern coast of Mediterranean Sea at Mersin in southern Turkey. It is the country's second largest port after Ambarli, near Istanbul. Owned by the Turkish State Railways (TCDD), its operating right is transferred on May 11, 2007 to PSA – Akfen consortium for a period of 36 years.

Port of Mersin
Aerial view of Mersin International Port
Coordinates36.80045°N 34.63908°E / 36.80045; 34.63908
Operated byPSA – Akfen
Owned byTurkish State Railways (TCDD)
Type of harborbulk cargo, Container terminal, Ro-Ro and oil terminal
Available berths26
Port of Mersin
Port of Mersin (Turkey)

The port's rail connection brings heavy freight train traffic to Mersin, via the Adana-Mersin Main Line. The railway infrastructure within the Port of Mersin is one of the best in Turkey with Derince. There are 4 railway ramps. Containers can be handled without any need of shunting. 5 of the berths has railway connection, where loading/unloading to/from vessels can be done directly.[1]

The port has bulk cargo, container, Ro-Ro and oil terminals. [2]


  1. Uysal, Onur. "Railway Connected Ports of Turkey", Rail Turkey, 12 Feb 2014
  2. "Ports of Turkey-Port of Mersin (TCDD) & ATAŞ Refinery". Cetrrahoğullaerı. Archived from the original on 2009-02-07.
Rail Lines in the Port of Mersin
Adana - Mersin Main Line
Oil Depot
Oil Refinery
Oil Refinery
Container Depot
Rail Yard
Train Ferry Berth
Dry Bulk Depot
Container Terminal Berths 9, 10, 11
Container Terminal
Container Terminal Berths 2, 3
Mersin Railway Station
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