Earthquake in Turkey – Port Update

A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit southern Turkey, Monday 6th Feb 2023, morning local time, 23 kilometres (14.2 miles) east of Nurdagi, Gaziantep province, at a depth of 24.1 kilometres (14.9 miles). Nurdagi is located along the Turkey-Syria border, and the quake was felt in several countries across the region, including Syria and Lebanon.

The earthquake has sadly resulted in many deaths and damage to infrastructure; however, we are pleased to report that we are in constant contact with all our staff, who are all safe, as well as their families.

There have already been aftershocks measuring between 6/7 in magnitude, which is also very serious. 

Local ports status:

Mersin – All Ports: Operations continue. None of the ports in this location have stopped operations due to the earthquake.

Iskenderun:  Botas BTC Terminal: Partially resumed the operations. First vessel berthed at Botas (Iraq crude line) for loading last night but BTC line is still not active. Dortyol LNG terminal is also not active yet.

Toros Terminal: The port has decided to move vessels to the anchorage. The port is not currently operating. They will decide how to proceed tomorrow, depending on the situation.

Iskenderun port: All terminals have stopped operations, and damage controls still resume internally. There are no prospects of when operations will resume. Roads have also been damaged. There has been an ongoing fire at Limak Terminal for the last 3 days in the container storage area, even though firefighting teams are working to extinguish it.

Airports :

Adana Airport: Operating as continue as usual. 

Hatay Airport: There is some damage to the runway of Hatay airport. Therefore, operations have stopped for the moment. 

Gaziantep Airport: Operations have stopped for the moment for civilian flights.

Kahramanmaras Airport: Operations have stopped for the moment for civilian flights.