The annual turnover of the shipping sector has reached 2,5 billion dollars

The annual turnover of the shipping sector reached $ 2,5 billion dollars: Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Ahmet Arslan stated that the amount of the investment in the last 15 year in the ship industry was 2,8 billion dollars and added, yıllık This is an important figure. Number of shipyard 3579A came. 585 has a manufacturing place for boats, 700 has a capacity of steel processing capacity of one thousand tons per year and 4,5 million detveyt tons per year. X

Minister Arslan participated in the ceremony held in the shipyards in the Altınova district, due to the launching of the MV Jambo Ferry which was built by the Özata Shipyard for the Republic of Kenya.

Stressing that Turkey has serious meaning in lead times last year 15 meat Arslan, the annual turnover of the shipping industry reached $ 2,5 billion, he said.

Arslan stated that they are not talking about the maritime, but the shipbuilding sector. Moreover, maritime, an international sector, has been experiencing a serious crisis in the world since 2008, and it continues to raise the sector, provide employment and provide employment in this field in our country. We're talking about a billion dollars. Including the exports to it, including maintenance, repair, domestic production, subsidiary industry and ship recycling industry, including.

  • ”We are providing 90 thousand employment with subsidiary industry uz

Emphasizing that they aim to be much larger employment figures Arslan, said:

Sağ We went to the 35 shipyard from the 36-79 shipyard in the country, but with much larger employment, due to the crisis in the world, this sector did not achieve growth above our expectations. In recent years, it was a period of pause. Even if we count on our place despite the crisis in the world is a success for us, it is important for us. Only direct employment in this region 17 bin. It's much bigger if you think about sub-industry and indirect employment. Therefore, the employment we provide in our shipyards, our 30 bin, with the subsidiary industry 90 thousand employment are provided. This means that 500 is a livelihood source for a thousand people, and 500 means that a thousand people make a living from this sector. Bu

  • ”Number of shipyards came from 35 to 79“

Minister Arslan, the sector has been improving itself every day by pointing, continued his speech:

Iyor We are pleased to see that the sector renews and improves itself. With many different types of production, significant expansions are taking important steps in order to get more share from the world with different types of shipbuilding. As a matter of fact, the ship that we made and exported to Kenya today is a good example. The amount of investment in the 15 year in the ship industry is 2,8 billion dollars. This is an important figure. The number of shipyards came from 35 to 79. 585 is the place to manufacture the boats 700 has the capacity to process steel on one thousand tons road and we have the capacity to build 4,5 million detveyt tons per year ship. Again, from a pooling capacity with 2 million tons deadweights countries, we are talking about Turkey. 21 has annual maintenance repair capacity realized in million detveyt tons. Within the scope of the loan guarantee fund, 10 bail is provided to 20 company of 250. Again this sector, ship investments 2. regional incentives, 5. 5. regional incentives. Ship investments were taken under the loan guarantee fund. Gemi

Referring to the fact that the shipyards have solved the zoning problem, Arslan said, en Rent costs were a serious burden on this sector. The fact that he was arranged to be a thousandth of turnover has seriously relieved the sector and we see him as well. Again, especially in order to overcome the shortage of the sector in terms of finding a loan, we made an arrangement to extend the rental period to 49. It is an important step for the sector to open its way and create added value for the country. Bil

  • ”1 in export year came to billions of dollars“

Minister Arslan, emphasizing the importance of exports in the shipping sector, said:

Di Exports of 500 million dollars to 1 billions of dollars per year. This is a very important step. It was an important distance. It should be said with satisfaction that for the sake of a seafarers' country without neglecting the seas of the country, the maritime-based country has led to the growth of this country for many years. After that, I hope we will try to do more. The reason is, our country's goals are big. As Turkey prioritizes the targets of 15, 2023, 2035, and prioritizes the exportation of these targets, and we know that there are transport infrastructures, we will provide all kinds of support in all kinds of transportation, especially after today. We will do all kinds of cooperation with the sector and hopefully we will further develop the sector. Sektör

Following the speeches, the 84,60 meter length built from steel construction material for the Republic of Kenya, the 18 automobile at 62 meters, the ferry of the passenger carrying capacity of one thousand 350 passengers, Minister Arslan, Yalova Governor Tuğba Yılmaz, AK Party Yalova Deputy Fikri Demirel, Özata Shipyard Chairman Özdemir Ataseven , Ramadan Seif Kajembe, Head of Ferry Services in Kenya, cut the ferry together.

Minister Arslan, then visited Altınova Mayor and met with Mayor Metin Oral. Oral, Minister Arslan presented a handcrafted table on the lagoon of Hersek.


  1. There is a need for serious developments in the transportation of passengers by sea. For example, during the summer months, ferries can be transported from Istanbul to Samsun-Trabzon-Batumi line with Ocean type fast ferries. In this way, passengers and vehicles can be transported from Mersin to Antalya-Kaş direction in summer. one can also use seafreight from Izmir to Athens and Thessaloniki.