SOCAR Terminal at a Glance

SOCAR Terminal at a Glance

Petlim Port Management Inc. (Petlim) was established on November 22, 2010, to develop and operate Petkim Port more efficiently and construct the "Largest Integrated Port in the Aegean Region." It is a 100% subsidiary of Petkim, and in the final quarter of 2014, Goldman Sachs, one of the world's top investment banks, acquired 30% of its shares.

Petkim constructed this port and put it into operation to achieve logistics integration. The investment in the port reached $400 million, including financing costs. Through a strategic partnership with APM Terminals in terminal container operations, the port's first phase, with a capacity of 800,000 TEUs, was launched on December 6, 2016, and started operated by APM Terminals Port Management Inc. The second phase of the port was inaugurated on July 4, 2018, and started running at its total capacity.

SOCAR Türkiye Energy Inc. fully acquired APM Terminals Port Management Inc. on December 27, 2018. The company was renamed SOCAR Aliağa Liman İşletmeciliği A.Ş., and its operations are now being carried out by SOCAR Aliağa Liman İşletmeciliği A.Ş. (SOCAR Terminal). While maintaining the previous management's port management system and operational structure, SOCAR Terminal continues its operations in line with SOCAR's integration vision and goals in Türkiye. The port, with a single pier structure of 700 meters and a minimum water depth of 16 meters, is the first and only port management company in the Aegean region to serve 18,000 TEU capacity ships efficiently.

The port is the biggest in the Aegean region, with a container handling capacity of 1.5 million TEUs. The port has a 42-hectare area designated for container storage and another 6-hectare logistics area for the same purpose. The terminal area is also equipped with a 150-meter general cargo pier that is 10 meters deep.

The general cargo pier at SOCAR Terminal has a carrying capacity of 10 tons per square meter. An additional storage area of 30 acres is provided for project cargo shipments that require storage. With its innovative approach, robust infrastructure, and core values, SOCAR Terminal continues to enhance its value proposition to customers and ship operators in the Aegean region and Türkiye.

Our Vision

To become the leader of Türkiye’s port sector.

Our Mission:

  • Our goal is to become Türkiye's safest and most environmentally conscious port through our occupational health, safety, and environmental protection practices.
  • We strive to offer services at the highest level of performance through our operational excellence and continuous improvement methodology.
  • By fulfilling our customers' needs and demands to the highest level, we aim to become the market leader in Izmir and its surrounding areas.
  • Our people-oriented corporate culture is designed to make us the most desirable workplace in the port industry.

Our Values


Our trust is earned through our honesty, integrity, and ethical business practices. Our work is founded on standards based on truthfulness and high moral principles, which form the core of our business.


To succeed as a company, we understand the need for individuals with diverse ideas, strengths, and experiences. We embrace different perspectives and encourage collaboration and contribution from all in pursuit of common objectives.


We take responsibility towards our shareholders, customers, colleagues, and society and are at the forefront of creating a safe, trustworthy, and sustainable environment where we conduct business. We concentrate on constant progress in our work and endeavor to enhance efficiency by utilizing our resources prudently.


We predict our customers' evolving needs, the market's competitive trends, and new opportunities. We embrace changes, persist with resilience, and strive to maintain our business focus even in fast-paced and ever-changing conditions.


We are dedicated to our work with both passion and intellect. Our daily tasks are driven by powerful emotions that give them meaning. We approach new opportunities and challenges with as much speed, energy, and enthusiasm.


We know how our actions and decisions affect those around us, the environment, and society. Therefore, we take responsibility for our work, act with care, and value the results. We follow through on our promises and commitments.

A Port Beyond Standards


1.5 million TEU

Handling Capacity


420 square meters

Port Area


700 Meters

Single Piece Dock Structure