Antalya Port, whose infrastructure was reinforced and trade volume grew with the investments of Turkey's leading port operator Global Ports Holding which took over Antalya Port's operation in 2006 before buying the whole of it in 29 July 2010, was given "Logitrans 2010 Logistics Award". Global Ports Holding which proved its success to the whole industry with the recognition award it got at the first "Logitrans Logistics Awards" that was announced at the ceremony held on the night of the first day of the 4th Logitrans Transport Logistics Exhibition increased the container volume of Antalya Port by 122 percent compared with the last year and carried the port to 240th place from 261st in the world ranking.
Antalya Port whose infrastructure was reinforced and trade volume grew with the investments of Global Ports Holding was given the recognition award in the category of port operations at the first "Logitrans 2010 Logistics Awards" held under the 4th Logitrans Transport Logistrans Logistics Exhibition in Istanbul Exhibition Center which was participated by the leading companies of the logistics industry. Successful companies and individuals in the fast-developing logistics industry were awarded at the ceremony for the first of the "Logitrans 2010 Logistics Awards" held on the night of the opening day of the 4th Logitrans Transport Logistics Exhibition which brought together 102 participants representing 213 brands, 18 of which came from 13 different countries. "Services Subject to Certification by the Ministry of Transportation" and the "Services Registered to the Chambers and Associations" were assessed under different categories. Additionally, "Jury's Special Awards" were given to different projects and products. Getting the operation rights in 2006, and then complete takeover on 29 July 2010, of Antalya Port, one of the main gates of Turkish maritime trade, by Global Ports Holding were the milestones on the path that was finally crowned with Port Mediterranean Recognition Prize. This prize is a confirmation of the fact that Global Ports Holding attained its targets well before the expectations. Global Liman increased the overall quality and productivity in Antalya Port by shortening the operation times through buying new container handling equipments, cranes and tugboats since 2006, and increased the Port's general and bulk cargo volume and the container volume on a constant basis. Raising its stake in Antalya Port to 100 percent following its purchase of the shares of Ortadoğu Antalya Liman İşletmeleri AŞ in recent months, Global Liman showed a record performance within a short time. Global Ports Holding increased the container cargo volume of Antalya Port to 100,840 TEU* by an increase of 122 percent in the first 10 months of 2010 compared with the same period of the previous year, and was found worthy of the recognition award in the category of port management under Logitrans 2010 Logistics Awards with this success. In a statement on the occasion of this global success of Global Liman, Global Liman General Manager Saygın Narin said Antalya Port would continue to grow with the investments of Global Ports Holding. "Global Liman which wants to make Antalya Port - the strategic port of Mediterranean Basin - one of Turkey's major trade gates after transforming it into the safest, most productive, most efficiently managed and operated port in the entire Europe, will continue to grow with new successes both in Turkey and in the global scale. This award is an indication of our future success."