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Ege Ports developed a new port terminal facility in 2004. The facility is designed in a contemporary style using traditional regional and local building materials to add a sense of authenticity.


According to the UMA, in 2011 Ege Ports – The Port of Kuşadası was the busiest cruise port in Turkey in terms of vessels received and passenger arrivals. In addition, according to G.P. Wild International, Ege Ports was the 16th most visited port of call in the Mediterranean with a total of more than 648,000 cruise passengers and 62,000 ferry passengers in 2011. Ege Ports – The Port of Kuşadası’s popularity is largely due its close proximity to important world archaeological and historical sites. These include the ancient city of Ephesus, which is a major tourist attraction and archaeological site that is still undergoing excavations, and the House of the Blessed Virgin Mary.


Ege Ports, with its two finger piers, can berth up to four large vessels or up to four small vessels and two large vessels. Additionally, there are two roll-on/roll-off ramps and a quay to service ferry traffic. The terminal building houses a duty-free shopping area, first-aid facilities, a passenger and crew center (with Internet and international call access) and offices for ship and cruise operators and tour agencies.


Ege Ports – The Port of Kuşadası was the first port in Turkey to be ISPS compliant and to receive ISPS certification in 2004.


A moment walk away from the ships, a new shopping concept has been created, namely, the Scala

Nuova Shopping Centre; for the pleasure and convenience of the cruise passengers, crew and the locals of the Aegean region.


PORT SPECIFICATIONS:

IMO Port ID No: TRKUS-24455

LOCATION: 37º 51’ 48” N, 27º 15’ 18” E

Quays: 2 (1297m in total)

Passenger terminals: 1

Anchorage: Yes

Bunkering: Yes

Duty Free shops: Yes

Duration of clearance: 15 min

ATM at terminal: Yes

Taxi rank: Yes

Maximum draft: 19m

Min/Max stay: None

Compulsory pilotage: Yes

Tug boats: Yes

Waste reception: Yes

Bus park: Yes (up to 100)

Public Telephones: Yes

Postal Service at terminal: Yes

Fresh water supply: Yes ( 100 tonnes/hr)