Railport Turkey (EBRD-49522)

  • Turkey
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  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
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Voting Date
Sep 5, 2018
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  • Construction
  • Infrastructure
  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 30.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 86.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS Jan 28, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Jul 20, 2018

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Project Description

According to the EBRD, this project provides financing for the design, construction, equipment, and operation of the Railport - the first private inland terminal to provide intermodal cargo services. This terminal is planned to service industries located within the Ankara, Bilecik, Bolu, Duzce, Eskisehir, Kocaeli and Sakarya regions.

The project also involves the development of an intermodal hub for freight transport within Turkey, and will facilitate freight rail transport within Turkey and between Asia and Europe, as well as among European, Balkan and Central Asian countries.

Investment Description
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Private Actors
Private Actors Description

The client is Railport Terminal Isletmeleri A.S., a special purpose company incorporated in Turkey and owned by Limar Liman ve Gemi Isletmeleri A.S. (66.6%) and Duisburger Hafen Aktiengesellschaft (Duisport) (33.3%).

Limar Liman ve Gemi Isletmeleri A.S. was founded in 1996 and is the port and terminal operator affiliate of Arkas Holding S.A., providing port services to importers and exporters as well as scheduled container lines.

Duisport is the owner and managing company of the Port of Duisburg in Germany. Duisport offers custom-made solutions through its infrastructure and superstructure, logistics services and packaging logistics business segments from individual rail transport services to establishment and building management as well as comprehensive consulting services.

Contact Information

Arkas Holding S.A.
+90 (232) 477 77 77
+90 (232) 411 00 00

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