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Position/Anchorace Position Lat : 40 57’ 44” N Long : 27 30’ 22” E /           Pilot station position:  40 57'45''N 27 30'24''E
Port Management Turkiye Denizcilik Isletmeleri / Tekirdag
Phones: +90.212.393 01 20  Fax : +90.212.393 01 26
Pilot Position : Lat : 40 57’ 44” N Long : 27 30’ 22” E /
ISPS Port Facility : T.D.I. / Tekirdag
Statement No : 0759094
Level : 1     PFSA date : 25/08/2004  PSFO  Mobile : +90.532.284 49 84   +90.282.261 22 55
Pilotage Compulsory. Pilotage services is carried out by Akport
Towage Compulsory for vessels over 1000GRT    /    2 tugs and 2 mooring boats are availiable
General info Mainly handled cargoes are silica sand, soda ash, wheat, sunflower seeds, wheat bran, wheat flour, coal, clinker, general cargoes and containers.
Berths Purpose LOA Draft
No1 General Cargo / Container / Ro-Ro 252 m 8,0 m No2 General Cargo / Container / Ro-Ro 176 m 12 m
No3 General Cargo / Container 328 m 12 m    No4 General Cargo / Container 356 m 12 m
No5 General Cargo / Container 292 m 8 m
Equipments 2 units Shore cranes of 3-5 tons capacity  7 units mobile cranes (2x30 T), (3x20 T), (2X100T for cntr handling)
3 units forklifts of 3-5 tons capacity   2 units bobcat   1 unit loader   2 units loading equipments for liquids (vegoil) each 100 t/h
4 units unloading equipments for liquids each 20-50 t/h   4 units container stackers   7 units Trawlers
Working Hours 24 hours a day in 3 shifts Garbage  Compulsory. Collected by Port Management
Repairs Minor repairs can be arranged via agent
Storage 19550m2 open bonbded storage 1000m2 closed storage 70000m2 Container area 500m2 bonded covered storage
Fresh Water/Provision / Bunkers Availiable via truck / Availiable via agent / Availiable via barge
Airport The nearest international airport is İstanbul Ataturk Airport with an approx distance of 130km.





Port's position:  40 57'45''N 27 30'24''E Pilot station position:  40 57'45''N 27 30'24''E
Port Management : Toprak Mahsulleri Ofisi  Terminal name:  Tekirdag TMO Terminal
Number of piers : 2 Jetty: No :1 Loa : 200 Mtr  Draft: 10:30 mtr/No :2 Loa : 200 Mtr  Draft: 10:40 mtr
Pilotage Compulsory. Pilotage services is carried out by TDI
General Info Mainly handled cargoes are Wheat Loadind Via Conveyor Belt,Palm oil Products Discharging Sunflower Seeds Oil,
Max Air Draft: No limits Max Disharging  / Loading rate: To shore tanks 150to200 mt/hr to truck 120 mt/hr
Night nav. rest.     No night navigations permitted by the authorities
Safe berthing time : with daylight Discharging proccedure: Via trucks and shore tanks
Lines provided : 1 line   size:  6inc Ballasting/Deballasting ops : as per IMo regulations
Storage : 6500m3 Vegoil Storage capacity Storage : 25000m3 Wheat Silo Storage Capacity
Fresh Water : Availiable by truck Provision : Availiable via agent  / Bunkers: Available by barge
Airport : The nearest international airport is İstanbul Ataturk Airport with an approx distance of 130km




OPERATED BY Kaptan Demir Celik Endustrisi ve Ticaret A.S.
ADDRESS Martas Liman Tesisleri A.S. Kiremitlik Mevkii,
Vakiflar Kampi Yani Marmara Ereglisi/Tekirdag-Turkey
TELEPHONE (+9 0282) 613 18 79 - (+9 0282) 613 14 22 
FAX (+9 0282) 613 18 51 
LOCATION 40° 57' 28" N, 27° 55' 60" E. Martas port is 100km .
West of Istanbul on the Northern shores of the sea of Marmara.
MAIN ACTIVITY The port handles silver sand,Caustic Soda, Sulphuric Acid Acetic Acid ,Bulk wheat, Bulk SFS, Steel products, Billets, Bagged Cargoes, Liquid Vegoil, General Cargo and Project general cargo, Melas. 
ANCHORAGE AREA is 0.5 mile SW of the port. 
PILOTAGE Is compulsory for berthing and unberthing provided by the Martas Pilot.VHF channels 12, 16.
TOWAGE and/or mooring boat compulsory arranged by pilot and provided by the Martas.
MAX.SIZE 60.000dwt., LOA 250m., draft 13m. and beam 25m.
BERTHING There are no berthing restrictions.
1 General Cargo/Ro-Ro 136m -22
2 General Cargo 157m -40
3 General Cargo 155m -36
4 General Cargo/Ro-Ro 216m -18
CARGO HANDLING EQUIPMENTS 4 pneumatic for bulk cargoes ,2 bobcat, 2 loaders,1 sweeper and 1 special pneumatic head for discharging sunflowers Mobile cranes 1x7tons, 1x10tons, 1x10tons, 1x12tons and 1x36tons. also can be hired more cranes up to require 
CARGO HANDLING RATES Average discharge for bulk cargoes in a 24 hour working period is 3.500 tons. Wheat in bulk 500tons, Steel product 5.000tons, Coal 1.000-2.500tons, liquid vegoil 1000-1500tons. 
STORAGES Open 8.500sq.m. Covered 1.150 sq.m.
FRESH WATER Available at all berths.
BUNKER Available by barge or trucks
AIRPORT At Istanbul distance apprx. 70 km from the port
WORKING HOURS Operates 24 hours a day year round.
GARBAGE REMOVAL Service is available by truck.
WASTE OIL DISPOSAL Service is not available.
DEVELOPMENTS A new warehouse is under contruction, capacity 15.000 tons, 4.000 sq.m.





OPERATED BY: Botas Petroleum Pipeline Corporation

ADDRESS: Botas LNG Terminal, P.O. Box 17 Marmara Ereglisi - Tekirdag, Turkey

TELEPHONE: +90 282 613 02 50/5 lines  FAX: +90 282 613 35 48

LOCATION: The port is situated within following co-ordinates:


Lat. 40° 58' 12" N. , Long. 27° 52' 00" E.

Lat. 40° 57' 00" N. , Long. 27° 52' 00" E.

Lat. 40° 57' 00" N. , Long. 28° 00' 00" E.

Lat. 40° 01' 36" N. , Long. 28° 00' 00" E.

ABOUT BOTAS: The Head Office of Botas is located in Ankara. The Ankara District Management in Yapracik - Ankara and the Ceyhan District Management in Yumurtalik - Ceyhan both directly report to the General Directorate. Besides, the Dortyol Operation Management is located in Dortyol - Iskenderun and the LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) Import Terminal Operation Management is located in Marmara Ereglisi - Tekirdag. Botas's orginal business of transportation of crude oil by pipelines has expanded to cover the natural gas transportation and trade activities since 1987. Hence, the company has gained a trade company identity. Currently, the company holds monopoly in import, distribution, pricing and sale of natural gas in Turkey. In 1995, the article of "to carry out all kinds of petroleum related activities such as exploration, drilling, production, transportation, storage and rafining, for the purpose of providing crude oil and natural gas from abroad" was added to the field of activities of Botas which had been defined as: "to construct and have constructed all types of pipelines for petroleum, petroleum products, and natural gas within and outside of Turkey; to take over, purchase or lease those pipelines that have already been built; to transport petroleum, petroleum products and natural gas through the pipelines and to purchase and sell the crude oil and natural gas transported in the pipelines."

DESCRIPTION OF THE PORT: Marmara Ereglisi Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Import Terminal LNG import terminal was built in Marmara Ereglisi in order to use for diversifying the natural gas supply sources and increasing the supply security and elasticity. It also serves as a base load plant and a means of peak shaving when required. Under the contract of 20 years' term that was signed by Botaþ and Sonatrach for the supply of LNG on April 14, 1988, Turkey would purchase 2 Bcma of natural gas equivalent of LNG. Afterwards, an Amendment to the Contract was signed on October 24, 1995. Accordingly the import volume has been increased to 4 Bcma. Studies were completed to increase permanent send-out capacity to 685.000 cum/hr.

RESTRICTIONS: max.draft 15.5 m., No Limitations for Max.LOA.

ANCHORAGES: There is one area for LNG vessels near the terminals. Lat.40 59 20 N, Long. 27 59 45 E. (Information on best location of anchorage will be given by Pilot).

PILOTAGE: is compulsory for vessels entering or leaving the ports and through the Dardanelles strait. Call Botas and Mehmetcik Pilot on VHF channels 71, 16 two hours before arrival the entrance of the strait for through the port. The South of Dardanelles Strait pilot embarkation place is carried out on a line of 3 NM distance drawn from the position 40 deg. 02'.00 N; Long. 26 deg. 11'.92 E to the direction 262 deg., subject to weather conditions. After the ship has berthed the Pilot /Loading master stays on the ship and requires a separate cabin.

TOWAGE: 2 tugboats to assist through strait and berthing/unberthing. Depending on weather and having regard for safety conditions, additional tugs may be assigned by Botas or port master's office or requested by vessel.

MAIN FUNCTION: The two main functions of the terminal are: 1- LNG ship unloading and storage.

2 - LNG Vaporisation and natural gas send out the terminal is designed for an average natural gas send out

rate of 6 billion Nm3/year.The terminal exported natural gas 4.5 billion Nm3 in 2001.

BERTHING: The marine jetty is a 380m long piled structure with 73 steel piles The jetty is designed to berth LNG tankers of 40.000 to 130.000 m3 category. There are four breasting and six mooring dolphins. The unloading arm system consist of four arms, there 16" LNG unloading and one 12" vapor return arm.

UNLOADING AND STORAGE: After the unloading arms have been connected, the LNG is sent to three storage tanks by the ship's pumps at a flow rate of 10.500 m3/hr. The storage tanks are of the "double containment self-supporting" type. Each tank is 39 m high and has a capacity of 85.000 m3. Tank bunds in the form of 70 cm. thick concrete walls are constructed vertically to surround each tank. Inner tank is made up of 9% nickel steel and outer tank is carbon steel. Three submerged, wheel mounted low pressure pumps are provided for each tank. A fourth pump wheel is included in the tank to accommodate a spare pump. Each tank LTD devices to avoid the stratification of LNG.

LNG COMPRESSION AND REGASIFICATION: LNG regasification is carried out at high pressure to avoid having to pressurize the gas produced which requires much more energy. The LNG is removed from the tanks by using submerged pumps which increase its pressure to approx. 15 bars. Then, after reincorporation of the boil-off. LNG is compressed by send out pumps located together in the high pressure pumping station. The vaporization is performed by a group of open rack sea water vaporizers. The LNG comes to the vaporizers at about 70 bars. The LNG flows from the lower tubes and is collated at the top after being regasified at a temperature higher than 0.5°C. The rated capacity of each of vaporizers is 228.000 Nm3/h of gas. The sea water is returned to the sea at a temperature of 3-5°C less than the intake temperature. When the sea water temperature is lower than +6°C, the submerged combustion vaporizers are used.. There are four submerged combustion vaporizers each a capacity of 124.000 Nm3/h.

GAS SENDOUT: The station for sending the gas into the main pipeline includes: 4 m. runs using orifice plates; Odorizing station with pump-type odorizes injecting ethylmercaptane at an average concentration of 15 mg/Nm3 of gas; Pig launching / receiving station.

AUTOMATION METERING AND CONTROL SYSTEMS: Metering station consists of four metering runs, one 6inc. and 20inc., each equipped with flow pressure, Temperature and density transmitters and a chromatograph unit to establish the quantity and properties of the send out gas. After the metering station, the gas is odorized prior to send out.

THE BASIC FUNCTIONS OF THE CONTROL CENTER LOCATED IN THE MAIN CONTROL ROOM ERA AS FOLLOWS: Indication of analog and digital variables. Alarm display. Historical trend recording and display. Manipulation of controls including set points. Start/stop control of units, valves open/close facilities. Process sequences. Initiation of safety shut downs. Package unit interfaces. In addition, all gas detection, UV/IR, HD, TD etc. throughout the terminal are displayed and deluge and halon systems are controlled in control room.

FIRE PRECAUTIONS: Ship's watchmen to be on duty. All operations involving open fires and sparks are prohibited.

WORKING HOURS: operates 24 hours a day year round.

FRESH WATER: available at the pier.

BUNKER: service is available by barge at anchorage. Only lubrication oil supply at the pier.

AIRPORT: At Istanbul distance apprx. 100 km from the port.

BALLAST: Vessels shall not discharge into the water of the port any part of the content of their cargo, slop or ballast tanks or bilges which is liable to pollute these waters. Ballast water must be declared and signed by the Master and delivered to the terminal to this effect. Ship must not be swept or washed overboard.


WASTE OIL DISPOSAL: available by barge.

SHORE LEAVE: Crew permitted ashore with shore passes. It is forbidden to wander on jetty and in refinery area.

OTHER INFORMATION: All information about "Harbour Regulations" and "International LPG Tanker and Terminal Safety Guide" given to Master after berthing. The main engines of all vessels while at the berth shall be kept ready for immediate use. Fire Fighting Equipment must be adequately manned for fire-fighting and vacating the berth in case of an emergency.


BERTHING: Mooring to sea buoys. Max.LOA 230 m. at outer buoys, 145 m. at inner buoys.

Max.Draft 15 m. at outer buoys, 11 m. at inner buoys.

CARGO HANDLING RATES: Discharging; LPG MIX. 200-300 tons/hr., Propane 135-250 tons/hr. at outer buoys. Manifold dimension of hose




Units: Following Table is completed in Feet / Meters, Long Tons / Metric Tonnes 
Berth Type (SBM, CBM, "T" Jetty, Finger-pier, Alongside, Sea - Island) CBM 
Berth Position

Lat. 41° 02' 36" N. , Long. 028° 17' 00" E.

Berth Operatör BUTANGAZ A.Ş.
Dock Water Density (Salt / Brackish / Fresh) SALT 
Type of Bottom (Sand, mud, Rock etc.) SAND
Minimum water depth in approaches at Chart Datum 14 m 
Minimum required Port/ Terminal Under Keel Clearance in Approaches 2 m
Minimum water depth alongside berth at Chart Datum 14 m
Minimum required Port/ Terminal Under Keel Clearance Alongside Berth 2 m
Maximum vessel's draft permitted alongside at Low Water 10 m
Average Tide Height basis MLWS / MHWS 2 m
Average Tide Height basis MLWN / MHWN 2 m
Maximum Summer Deadweight 15.000 DWT
Minimum Summer Deadweight 3000 DWT
Maximum Displacement NO RESTRICTION
Minimum Displacement NO RESTRICTION
Maximum Cubic Capacity - Gas Carriers 12.500 m³
Minimum Cubic Capacity - Gas Carriers 3.000 m³
Maximum V/l Length Overall 145 m
Minimum V/l Length Overall 64 m
Minimum Parallel body length required Fwd and Aft of manifold centre -
Maximum V/I Beam 20 m
Maximum V/I Bow to Manifold distance NO RESTRICTION
Minimum V/I Bow to Manifold distance NO RESTRICTION
Maximum V/I Stern to Manifold distance NO RESTRICTION
Minimum V/I Stern to Manifold distance NO RESTRICTION
Maximum allowable V/l manifold height above the water at Chart Datum 7 m
Minimum allowable V/l manifold height above the water at Chart Datum NO RESTRICTION
What is the minimum required SWL of V/l's derrick/crane 3 Tons
Maximum clearance between MHWS and any overhead obstructions (Bridges / Cables)  -
Names of Cargo Suppliers / Receivers -
Types of oils, Oil products, Gases, Chemicals handled at the berth. LPG
Number and size of shore Arms / Hoses SEE (1)
Expected Load / Discharge rates in M3 / HR 300 m³/HR
Manifold Position normally used (Port, Starboart, Stern) PORT
Is Berth fitted with a Vapour Recorvy System? NO 
Are Ballast / Slop facilities available at the berth? If so, what is maximum quantity ballast / slops that can be accepted by the terminal  NO

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