Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure ", conducted by the Second Meeting of the Turkey-France Transport Working Group" of the Mersin Chamber of hosts.
2-day program will be evaluated on the measures to be taken for the development of trade between Turkey and France, will be held bilateral talks between Turkish and French companies.
Organized by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure "of Turkey-France Transport Working Group" in the morning hours of the opening of the second meeting of Mersin Chamber of Shipping (MDTO) was held at the Conference Hall. TC meeting. Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, Ministry of Trade, French Embassy, TCDD General Directorate, TOBB, Mersin Port Presidency, AKIB, MTSO, MIP and private sector representatives participated.
2-day program (16-17 September) measures to be taken for the development of trade between Turkey and France will be evaluated, to be held at the port of Mersin Tarsus Yenice Logistics Center with technical visits to ongoing construction. The program will also hold bilateral talks between Turkish and French companies.
The opening of the meeting was held in the morning at the Mersin Chamber of Shipping (MDTO) Conference Hall.
“Mersin is the only alternative of Istanbul”
Chairman of the Board of Directors makes an opening speech at the meeting MDTO Lokmanoğlu Jihad, Turkey-France Transport Working Group said that they were happy to host the meeting. Istanbul, Mersin and Izmir, including Turkey's 3 important distribution center indicating that the Lokmanoğlu, Istanbul port's imports, Izmir is the port's exports come forward, but both exports and imports and the Mersin Port, one different from the others with features that transit port noted that the location. Stating that Mersin Port is the largest port of the Eastern Mediterranean and that Istanbul is the only alternative port, Lokmanoğlu expressed his satisfaction with the organization of the meeting in Mersin.
Ticari We want the commercial potential of the Eastern Mediterranean to be improved by short-distance maritime transport ”
Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure Hazardous Goods and Combined Transport Regulation General Manager Cem Murat Yildirim, Mersin has a special place in maritime transport, he said. Yildirim stated that the meeting was organized for the development of the commercial potential of the Eastern Mediterranean by short-distance maritime transport and that this issue was also included in the national development plan as a project. Yildirim, Mersin and the region has a serious potential in the production of fresh fruit and vegetables, and products will be carried out on the delivery of France, he said.
Iki The ties of the two countries are very strong in maritime affairs ”
Commercial Attaché, Embassy of France Maxime Jebali is also very strong in shipping, and most of France's ties with Turkey stated that Turkish companies use the port of Marseille.
Jebali said that ro-ro companies are having logistical problems with all Mediterranean countries and he hoped that these problems will solve the logistics problems between the two countries. Stating that the French delegation attending the meeting included representatives of the private sector, Jebali said, “These companies will introduce themselves to you. In this meeting, we will look for ways to create new business partnerships between Turkish and French companies..
“We want to open a new ro-ro line from Mersin to France”
Later in his speech he stated that spoke of Transport and Infrastructure Ministry of Hazardous Substances and Combined Transport Directorate General of Combined Transport Department Bulent Süloğlu is founded in January of last year Turkey-France Transport Working Group's first meeting that the carried out in France and plan of action on the agreements achieved, they received at the second meeting and the meeting of the Turkey leg of the decision to carry out a technical Mersin in Turkey told us that organized the trip.
Süloğlu share detailed information about Turkey's transport infrastructure in the presentation, said that considerable improvement of the railway infrastructure, especially last year 15. Süloğlu pointed out that the railway transportation facilities should be used more and increased the number of Mersin-based transports to Central Asia with the commissioning of Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway.
railway connection ports that they want to take advantage of this and that about Süloğlu in Turkey, Iskenderun, including Mersin beginning and even in Europe with more ro-ro line from Antalya and specifically stated that they want to reach France. Oğlu We would like to open a new ro-ro line from Mersin to France in the coming period, S said Süloğlu.
In this meeting, the transportation infrastructure of the Eastern Mediterranean region will be examined, the solutions needed to improve intermodal transportation will be discussed, France's Sete and Toulon harbors problems will be brought up, the demands and expectations of the companies will be evaluated Süloğlu also create a fruit and vegetable corridor from Mersin to France “Mersin is a very important center for fresh vegetable and fruit production. It has serious production in this sense. For this reason, we want to share information about cold chain logistics in this meeting ”.
After the meeting, Tolga Avcı, a maritime expert from the General Directorate of Maritime Trade, made a presentation evaluating the general situation of the Turkish and world economy and data on Turkish maritime trade.
2-day Turkey-France Transport Working Group II. Within the scope of the meeting program, a technical trip to Yenice Logistics Village and Mersin Port in Tarsus Yenice will be held and bilateral meetings will be held between Turkish and French private sector representatives.