Belde port area is situated on the northeastern coast of the Marmara Sea, approximately 45 km east of Istanbul-Turkey. Belde port site is near to the industrial area around the Gebze in the district of Dilovasi, which is a town of Izmit. The Marmara Sea is almost completely enclosed, opening only to the Black Sea through the Bosphorus and to the Agean Sea through the Dardanelles. The Belde port overall of the site is approximately 53 hectares (ha) including land reclaimed from the sea. There are a number of existing relatively small jetties along the coastline adjacent to Belde. All of these jetties are unprotected and berthing for relatively small vessels.