The mountainous structure of the province of Zonguldak has led to the fact that the only transportation option is the sea transportation for many years. In addition to freight transportation, passenger transportation has been carried out in Zonguldak port for many years. However, as a result of the development of the road network in time, almost all of the passenger transportation has shifted to the highway.
Zonguldak Port continues its importance in freight transportation today. After the administration of Ereğli Coal Mines was given to the Ministry of Maritime (Navy Ministry), the amount of coal removed from Ereğli Basin increased due to the studies and technical developments. However, coal transfer could not be carried out regularly, especially in bad weather, coal was damaged and damaged, and the transfer slowed down. Since there is no harbor in Zonguldak where ships can accommodate, a breakwater was firstly planned to be made in Kozlu in order to provide faster and easier transfer of coal, but it was soon abandoned. The reason is the economic problems and conditions of the period.
The construction of the port was started in 1898 during the Ottoman State. The port, which was caught by storms and wind, was destroyed several times while it was under construction, but it was completed and opened to service in 4 years.
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