ISTANBUL-PENDIKDFDS Pendik Port has a parking area where for 530 TIR units. The port opened with a ceremony attended by many guests including Prime Minister R. Tayyip Erdoğan and Ministers Kürşat Tüzmen, Kemal Unakıtan, Binali Yıldırım on April 29TH, 2006.
Transporters have gained 3 hours of driving time over Haydarpaşa for each trip, thanks to the Pendik Port which is built on 100.000 m² for U.N. Ro-Ro’s “Fast Ro-Ro Project”. Also the traffic caused by TIRs between İçerenköy and Haydarpaşa was prevented. Pendik Port has a Gamma-Ray Vehicle Inspection System to prevent illegal immigration and smuggling.
Transporters carrying Turkish imports are allowed to purchase tax-free fuel from the fuel station within the terminal since September 9, 2006. Pendik Port has been certified by Turkish Maritime Undersecretary under the ISPS regulation, and is an example for high-standard ports. The port also hosts the agency, customs, a restaurant and a market in the main building. DFDS owns and operates the DFDS Pendik Port.
DFDS Pendik Port has passed the formal assessments and received ISO 9001 (Quality Management Systems), ISO 14001 (Environmental Management Systems), OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems—Requirements) certifications after certificate authority -Rina Turkey-'s inspection on March 17th and 18th, 2016.