With the leadership or Turkish Chamber of Shipping ZEYPORT ZEYTINBURNU LIMAN ISLETMELERI A.S. has been established in 1998 as a joint venture of seven organizations to takeover of a port area which was mainly used to be by coastal sand carrier vessels.
The port which is located very close to Istanbul Old City Center has five piers with 1082 meters long total berthing capacity and four Ro-Ro ramps. It provides max 6 meters safe berthing.
Following the decision by Governorship of Istanbul on 01.10.2005, Zeyport was determined as the “Departure Point” for service boats which provided services to ships in transit and to ships which are waiting on Istanbul South Anchorage Area. As of 29.02.2016 Zeyport has also become the “Sea Border” with the opening up of Immigration Office.
Since then Zeyport has become not only an important location for city central logistic requirements but has contributed a lot on the development of the ship supply industry. 80% of the “Ship Supply Industry” transactions are performed through Zeyport. Zeyport offers warehouse facility with 750m2 covered and 250 m2 open area for the storage of all kinds of ship spare parts, dry provisions and consumables, 250 m2 cold storage and a duty-free sales point within the port premises. Though there is plenty more space available for further development.
Zeyport is not only a center for crew change at Istanbul Strait it is also a key location for inbound clearances being made for Super and Mega yachts arriving to Istanbul and where both customs and passport procedures could be provided from a single point in the passenger lounge. All facilities are available for crew and cruise passengers. Zeyport works with 365 days 24/7 service minded.