OPERATED BY: General Directorate of Turkish State Railways (TCDD)
ADDRESS: TCDD Liman Isletmesi Mudurlugu 55100 Samsun - Turkey
TELEPHONE: (362) 445 16 56
FAX: (362) 445 16 26
LOCATION: 41° 18' 00" N, 36° 22' 00" E
DESCRIPTION OF THE PORT: The port of Samsun is the major for port the central part of Black Sea coast. The port serves export, import cargoes and transit traffic to Iran and also Ro-Ro lines between Turkey and
Ukraine/Russia. It has an ideal location both for the trade with the countries having a coast on the Black
Sea and for the potential cargoes which will arise due to Black Sea Economic Cooperation Region
(BSECR) Project. On the other hand, it is ideally located for the cargoes destined to the Middle East from the continental Europe through Rhine-Main-Danube canal and Black Sea.
The port is protected by two breakwaters, 3132 m. and 1580 m. long. The width at the entrance is 225 m.
PILOTAGE: Pilotage is compulsory and provided by Port Administration.
TOWAGE: It is not necessary up to 500 GRT. One tugboat. Is compulsory for the vessels over 500 GRT.
Provided by Port Administration. 4 tugs up to 2.500 Hp are available.
ANCHORAGES: Good anchorage in the outer harbour.
BERTHING: Harbour protected by two breakwaters, entrance width 200 m., depth 11.9 m.
EQUIPMENT: The equipment at the port includes 17 shore cranes of 3 to 35 tons capacity, 2 yard cranes
of 10 tons capacity, 8mobile cranes of 5 to 25 tons capacity, 20 general cargo forklifts of 2 to 5 tons
capacity, 2 tug master, 1 loader, 4 crawler cranes of 8 to 10 tons capacity, 5 tractors, 3 trailers of 40 tons
capacity, 6 trailers of 20 tons capacity and 1 pneumatic of 50 tons/hour capacity.
MARINE CRAFTS: The marine crafts at the port comprise 1 pilot boat, 4 tugboats, 3 mooring boats and
1 service boat.
STORAGE: Storage facilities of Samsun consist of 356.530 sqm. of open and 12.019 sqm. of covered areas.
GENERAL CARGO FACILITIES: There are berths with a total length of 1430 m. with an alongside depth of
10.5 m. The berths have been equipped with sufficient, modern and high performance cranes and the
yards behind the berths arranged accordingly. 15 shore cranes of 3 - 35 tons capacity; 2 yard cranes of 10 tons capacity; 8 mobile cranes 5 -25 tones capacity; 16 general forklifts of 2-5 tons capacity; 2 tug master; 1loader: 2crawler cranes of 27 tons capacity: 5 tractors; 18 trailer and 1 pneumatic of 50 tons/hr. capacity.
CONTAINER HANDLING: The port has ample storage areas for containerized cargo. Containers are loaded
and discharged by a general-purpose shore crane of 35 tons capacity 1x42 ton forklift.
BULK HANDLING FACILITIES: There are berths serving the dry bulk cargoes with a length of 326 m. and with alongside depths of 10.5 m. An ore conveyor system at the port operating at a rate of 700 t/h for vessel
loading is available.
RAIL FERRY FACILITIES: The port has a ship to shore bridge system to serve the railway-maritime-highway
combined transport from North European countries to Iran and Middle East countries. The system and the
yard behind have been designed according to the mixed ferryboats carrying rail and road vehicles.
RO-RO FACILITIES: Ro-Ro operations are carried out at berth No.5.
RECEPTIONS FACILITIES: An oily-water separator system is available at the capacity of 6.700 cu.m/year.
DENSITY: 1013 , but changes according to season.
FRESH WATER: Fresh water is available from valves at the berths and is supplied by the Port Administration.
BUNKERS: Available by road tankers though private suppliers.
AIRPORT: distance 5 km from the port.
GARBAGE DISPOSAL: service is compulsory.
WASTE OIL DISPOSAL: service is available.
PORT WORKING HOURS: Administrative: 08.30-17.30 Operational: Service is provided to the vessels ever
day of the week 24 hours a day with a rotation of three shifts.
First Shift: 08.-16.30
Second Shift: 16.30-00.30
Third shift: 00.30-08.00
DOCUMENTS AND GENERAL VIEWS: of these port; please see "A General View of Turkish Ports" in the ports of Turkey section.