Cargo Services

Goods-Related Services

The goods-related services provided by Port of Bandırma consist of loading, unloading, shifting, and limbo operations of goods for vessels alongside any dock or pier, tied to any buoy, stern-docked on the breakwater, or riding on anchor within the borders of the port area.

Loading/unloading services

Loading and unloading services consist of taking goods from docks, storage, or vehicles or vessels and placing them alongside the vessel, loading them aboard the vessel, stowing them away in the hold or on deck, etc. In the case of dry or liquid bulk cargoes, they consist of services provided using mechanical means and equipment (pneumatic loaders, conveyers, pipelines, etc) owned by the port or, when authorized, by the owner.

Shifting services

Shifting services consist of moving goods from one location aboard a ship to another on the same ship without the goods being removed from the ship onto land.

Limbo services

Limbo services consist of moving goods from the hold or deck of one ship to a hold or deck on another ship that has come alongside the first. The movement of goods between two ships that requires the intervention of a third craft whether owned by the port or by someone else does not fall within the scope of “limbo services”.

Terminal services

Terminal services consist of:

  • Unloading goods from vehicles that brought them into the terminal to be loaded aboard vessels, moving them, stacking them, and carrying them alongside the vessel onto which they are to be loaded;
  • Moving goods that have been unloaded from a ship to the terminal area, stacking them, and loading them aboard vehicles.

Manipulation services

Manipulation services consist of:

  • Storing chemicals according to the documents and analyses that indicate their properties;
  • Having rented covers and tarpaulins put in place by the port at the owner’s request;
  • Having dry bulk goods packaged by the port or, with the port’s permission, by the owner;
  • Allowing goods that have been accepted into the terminal area to be assembled/disassembled by the owner with the port’s permission.

Storage services

Storage services are deemed to have commenced as of the day on which:

  • The first item contained in a bill of lading for goods arriving by ship is unloaded onto any vessel or vehicle or is placed in the terminal;
  • Unloading resumes from a vessel that returns to a dock after having been suspended because the vessel being unloaded had to be removed from the dock for any reason whatsoever;
  • A vehicle carrying goods to the terminal enters the terminal.

Storage services are deemed to have ended as of the day on which the goods are surrendered to a recipient.

Acceptance of goods into storage areas

Livestock and bulk goods:

Livestock and bulk goods may be accepted for storage if there are suitable terminal areas or storage space for them.

Worthless and perishable goods:

Under tackle services (only) are provided only on condition that service charges be paid in advance in the case of:

  • Goods whose value is deemed to be unlikely to cover the cost of their storage and handling etc
  • All perishable goods.

Goods whose storage requires special equipment etc:

Goods such as cold-chain goods whose storage requires special equipment and facilities are accepted in storage only if the port has the means and facilities for dealing with them and on condition of payment of the charges prescribed for them in the rates schedule.

Contraband and abandoned goods:

No contraband or abandoned goods will be admitted to the regular storage areas. They will only be admitted to designated contraband/abandoned goods warehouses belonging to customs authorities or leased to customs authorities by the port. If goods accepted for storage subsequently become subject to action as contraband, they will still be liable for storage fees up to the date on which they are removed to contraband storage.

Hazardous materials:

Cargoes that qualify as “hazardous materials” or “dangerous goods” will be admitted to the port area only with the written approval of the harbormaster and appropriate public authorities and after the port has determined the charges that are to be made and given its consent accordingly.

The port is authorized to require owners to supply all documentation that will assist in correctly identifying hazardous materials.