Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu, noting that Turkey's maritime rise in the ranks, "we will make our country integrated into the global sea freight transit port in the country. There is no stopping to increase the maritime sector share in our national income to above 2,4 percent, continue on. ” said.
Karaismailoğlu, "World Seafarers Day" in his statement, said Turkey's share in the blue economy will increase further.
Turkey in the last 18 years in the maritime area recorded remarkable development Karaismailoğlu, the Turkish merchant marine vessel type, size and terms of tonnage reported that diversified and developed.
Ministers Karaismailoğlu sector is given the support and efforts towards the target of Turkey's largest maritime area in the world ranking rose two places, he said. Karaismailoğlu stated that at the beginning of 2, the 2003-year-old Turkish-owned trade fleet ranked 1000th with 8,9 million DWT, while it was ranked 17th worldwide.
The capacity of the Turkish maritime merchant fleet in the last 18 years, the world shipping fleet, compared to 87 percent voicing provide more growth Karaismailoğlu, "Turkey takes the 3rd place in the world of luxury yacht. Turkey, 2019 million GT in the shipbreaking industry in 1,1 with a share of 8,3 per cent in volume worldwide. With this situation, it is the first in Europe and the third in the world. ” he spoke.
Sea routes in foreign trade
Karaismailoğlu gave the following information while addressing the place of shipping in foreign trade:
“The numerical value of sea routes in our foreign trade was $ 2003 billion in 57, today we have reached $ 290 billion with an increase of 222,1 percent. While our foreign trade transportation was 2003 million 149 thousand tons in 485, it increased by 2019 percent in 137 and reached 353 million tons. While there were 2003 international regular Ro-Ro lines in 9, this figure increased to 2019 at the end of 25. ”
Karaismailoğlu said that around 100-150 million dollars of tugboats were exported annually, and pointed out that tugboat exports accounted for approximately 15-20 percent of annual ship and yacht industry exports.
Turkey's seaman is an important source indicating that the Minister Karaismailoğlu for the world to educate, provide training in international standards in the country and the Ministry accredited 103 educational institution is located, ready to serve on ships in the world ocean 133 thousand 721 active ships that the man involved was reported.
Pointing out that the number of shipyards, which was 2003 in 37, increased to 83, Karaismailoğlu said that the annual production capacity of the shipyards reached 550 million DWT, with an increase of 724 percent from 4,54 thousand DWT in the same period.
“8 billion TL SCT support was provided to our maritime”
Touching on the developments regarding Turkish ports, Karaismailoğlu stated that the export of ships and water vehicles increased by about 2003 times in 2019-2 period, from 450 million dollars to 1,2 billion dollars.
Karaismailoğlu, stating that 200 thousand people are employed in the maritime industry, said in Turkey:
“We are increasing our formal and non-formal education capacity in order to increase sea awareness in our country, which is covered with seas on three sides. Approximately 2 thousand students receive education in this field. The SCT, taken over the fuel used by our cargo and passenger ships, commercial yachts, service and fishing vessels operating on the cabotage line 16 years ago, was terminated. Since then, 8 billion TL SCT support has been provided to our maritime sector. ”
Turkish Straits Vessel Traffic Services System
Explaining that work has started for the renewal and nationalization of the Turkish Straits Ship Traffic Services System, Karaismailoğlu stated that the national software work was completed and the system was passed to the testing and acceptance phase.
Karaismailoğlu stated that at the end of this year, the system will be completed and the entire infrastructure will be nationalized and technological independence will be achieved. said.
Expressing that the National Marine Safety and Emergency Response Center started operating last year, Karaismailoğlu said that 154 of 104 sunken, semi-sunken, derelict and abandoned ships causing environmental and visual pollution were removed, and efforts to lift 22 of them continued.
“We are reducing bureaucracy in maritime”
Karaismailoğlu also gave information about the Port Single Window System, which was developed by using domestic and national facilities, taking into account international standards to facilitate trade in ports and reduce bureaucracy. Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that the transactions in the cabotage line passenger transportation can be carried out paperless with an electronic system.
Emphasizing that citizens and the maritime sector are focusing on digitalization activities in order to facilitate their work, Karaismailoğlu said that they aim to provide all services, including document applications and document arrangements, through e-government.
Karaismailoğlu in offshore oil, natural gas and mineral exploration activities expressed that gained momentum in recent years, noted the importance of geography where Turkey is located in the new period will increase further.
“We will keep life and property security at a high level in our seas”
In the next period, "three sea Big Three Port" project, Izmir-Çandarlı, Zonguldak-Filyos and Mersin Tasucu container Black Sea ports of the implementation and the Mediterranean specifies pull the hub points in the dish Turkey Karaismailoğlu, he said:
“While developing maritime tourism, we will keep the safety of life and property in our seas at a high level. We will make our country a transit port country integrated with global shipping. We will increase the maritime rate in national income. No stopping to increase the maritime sector share in our national income to more than 2,4 percent, continue on the road. I congratulate the Seafarers' Day for our sailors and say 'vira bismillah' for the new term. Your bow is neta. ”