Ahmet Arslan, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, emphasizing that the government's contribution to maritime cannot be denied, “It is a historical fact that the geography we live on does not forgive non-maritime states and nations that turn their backs to the sea.” said.
Arslan said that this meeting, which is held annually with representatives of the industry at the Chamber of Maritime Chambers of Chambers meeting at TOBB Twin Towers, gives the opportunity to account for the sector.
Underlining that the government's contribution to maritime cannot be denied, Arslan said, “It is a historical fact that the geography we live on does not forgive non-maritime states and nations that turn their backs to the sea. As sailors, we are the ones who know this best. This country, on which we live, is getting stronger to the extent that it will be given to the sea and maritime in every field. ” used the expression.
Arslan, Turkey has strengthened its position in the maritime past 15 years, now has become a brand in the world of yacht production, with the green harbor marina with an important and efficient services noted that Turkey has managed.
The European Union's maritime Turkey Arslan stressed that captures standards, said that shipping the 2004-2016 period, approximately 5 billion 607 million pounds of support provided.
Arslan, Turkey is among the world's merchant marine fleet which controls nearly 94 percent of the 30 countries, 29 million tons of capacity deadweights 15 by the knowledge that time, he said:
“15 years ago it was ranked 8,7th with 17 million tons of detveyt. While the amount of cargo handled in our ports was 2003 million tons in 190, it increased more than 2016 times in 2, exceeding 430 million tons. Foreign trade shipments caught 149 million tons while it was 310 million. The share of the sea route in the total foreign trade of our country in terms of monetary value increased by 2016 percent in 2003 compared to 250. It rose from $ 57 billion to $ 198 billion. The amount of containers handled at our ports has increased from 2,5 million TEU to nearly 9 million TEU. While there were 2003 international regular Ro-Ro lines in 9, this number increased to 2016 at the end of 19. The number of vehicles transported on these Ro-Ro lines has increased from 220 thousand to 450 thousand vehicles. While the amount of cargo handled in cabotage was 28 million tons, it exceeded 53 million 300 thousand tons. ”
Emphasizing that the number of active shipyards has increased from 37 to 79, Arslan said, “The installed capacity of these shipyards has increased from about 600 thousand tons to 4,5 million detreve tons. While approximately 2004 thousand people were employed in the shipyards in 15, this figure reached 2016 thousand at the end of 30. If we consider the related business lines, assuming that 90 thousand people are employed like this, we provide direct employment to 120 thousand people. ” he spoke.
Underlining that the maritime industry needs to work harder to reach the place it deserves, Arslan added that the number of national and international regulations made in 15 years has reached 351 in order to open the way for the sector.