Poliport was founded in 1971 in Dilovası, on the land rented from Kocaeli Revenue Office, General Directorate of National Real Estate. With its jetty, pier, embarkment, and warehousing facilities, Poliport is one of the largest ports, closest to İstanbul on the Anatolian side.

Kocaeli Port is not only Turkey’s but also that of European Union’s one of the largest and the most important ports with a close proximity to the industrial zone where ~45% of Turkey’s GDP is generated. Kocaeli Port has a 18% share in Turkey’s foreign trade and 16% share in the cargo handled.

Poliport is the only independent chemical storage terminal, which does not carry out merchandising, but gives storage, handling services for the products of the third parties and one of the few liquid storage terminals. Poliport, which has a terminal area with customs, eligible for import and every kind of transit trade practices; is the leading terminal of the Kocaeli Port.

Located on a 160,000 square meter land; Poliport is only 30 minutes away from Istanbul, 25 minutes away from Sabiha Gökçen Airport, 400 meters from the new bridge, 1 kilometer from TEM (Trans-Europe) Motorway, 1.8 kilometers from D-100 Highway, and it is crossed by a railway. With its close proximity to the strategic gateways, Poliport is logistically advantageous.

Having invested over $110 million to date, Poliport plans to invest $15 million to increase its capacity from 200,000 cubic meters in 2015 to ~237,000 cubic meters in 2016; then to 270,000 cubic meters until 2018 with an additional $8 million capital expenditure. Additionally, Poliport targets to finalize the Dry Cargo pier investment with a $7.5 million capital expenditure and increase capacity to 5.5 million tons by adding a 500,000 ton capacity in 2017. Having already had the space to have an additional capacity increase, Poliport is to increase its Warehouse space from 29,000 square meter to 48,000 square meter within 2016 investment plans.

Turkey’s foreign trade, Poliport’s increasing capacity and the expected synergies to be realized with Holding Companies are to generate business volume for Poliport and that contribute to the sustainability of the revenue growth and profitability trend.