Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Ahmet Arslan, engaged in passenger and cargo transport between Van and Tatvan were viewed Turkey's biggest ferry.
Minister Arslan, Governor of Van and Deputy Mayor Murat Zorluoglu, AK Party Van deputies Bashir Atalay, Burhan Kayaturk and the ministry bureaucrats on the coast, Van-Tatvan passenger and cargo transport between the ferry took information from the authorities.
Previously, 15 thousand wagons have been moved over the years, the two ships will be able to carry 115 thousand wagons annually, Minister Arslan said, this means that the amount of train, passenger and cargo transported 7 folded means.
Ahmet Arslan pointed out that you need more modern ships in order to make this line uninterrupted and to carry more cargo on the railway, which is the complement of an important corridor that goes to Van from the west of the country and goes to Iran.
“This process started at the time of our Prime Minister's ministry. Our President gives us all kinds of support that day and today. The launch of the two ships is important for the development of the regional economy, the development of trade and the increase of journeys. It carries 135 wagons of 50 meters length. Load capacity 4 thousand tons. Its width is 24 meters, its installed depth is 4,2 meters. important feature to be made in Turkey as the hosts made 100 percent in Eskisehir domestic ships. 4 pieces of marine diesel main machine, the power of the main machines is 670 horsepower. We have 4 thousand 670 horsepower machines. 4 twin propellers. The prop system is also able to rotate in the place where the ship is located, with the work of the propellers on the head, middle and stern. This is a very important feature for ships. While this is a feature that can only be on cruise ships serving passengers, we have equipped our two ships with these features because they provide such an important service in the sea of Van. Their speed is 14 knots per hour. ”
Arslan stated that ships had scaffolding ramps with hydraulic system and loads were loaded and unloaded faster.
“The total cost of the two ships is 323 million pounds. We will be able to carry 100 wagons at once with the ships coming into operation. While Van has served 550 thousand tons of cargo, we will be able to increase this figure with two ships. We will also contribute to the export of our country through the region. Two of our ships, which have an important duty in terms of the fact that the cargo in Van can not go to the west of the country, but also the cargo in the west of the country to Iran via Van.
Minister Arslan, left the city after the investigation.