Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu visited Istanbul and Marmara, Aegean, Mediterranean, Black Sea Regions Chamber of Shipping IMEAK and held a meeting with the members of the board of directors regarding the current and future targets of the maritime sector. At the meeting, views were exchanged on the development of the maritime sector and increasing the share of Turkish-owned ships in maritime transport, determining the service items in coastal facilities, draft regulation for ship and yacht agencies, location problems of yacht building and sub-industry and yacht repair maintenance businesses, as well as the development of maritime training. Speaking at the meeting, Minister Karaismailoğlu said, “The problems of the sector are our problems. We are working heartily for the development of the sector. “We will be the leading country in our region in maritime”.
In his speech at the meeting, Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu stated that the maritime sector in our country has reached a significant level with the investments, support and projects made in the last 18 years. Karaismailoğlu stated that, as the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, they came together with sector representatives to develop maritime and carry it to a much higher level, and said, “We act in line with the interests of our country in every investment we make in the sector. As the ministry, we work in common with the sector representatives to develop and move the maritime sector to a much higher level. We see the problems of the sector as our problems. "We are working hard to bring our Blue Homeland to the places it deserves, to increase the contribution of our seas to the country's economy and to develop the sector."
The support we give to the sector has started to bear fruit
Minister Karaismailoğlu pointed out that our seas provide great opportunities in terms of transportation, trade, tourism and natural resources in our country, which is surrounded by seas on three sides, and said, “The support we give to our sector from our shipyards to our ports, from our beaches to our open seas started to bear fruit. We need to make more use of the high added value opportunities offered by our seas. “We continue to produce and develop with this real action”.
"Our President We had a productive meeting ahead of good news will give the afternoon, Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdogan," said Karaismailoğlu, "Our country is using every opportunity offered to us of the sea, the leader in our Turkey, our work to make the leading maritime country in the world more he said. Minister Karaismailoğlu concluded by stating that they will meet with the authorities to re-evaluate the data determined at this meeting in the coming days.
Problems of the maritime industry addressed
9 main topics were discussed at the meeting. At the meeting, where all members put forward their opinions on substances, improving the maritime sector and increasing the share of Turkish-owned ships in maritime transport, determining the service items in coastal facilities, draft ship and yacht agencies regulation, monopoly agency status in ports, single card application at ports, flag state The fact that the authorized personnel standards are heavier than the international standards, the maintenance costs of the maritime safety training center of the vocational high schools, vocational high schools and faculties, the shipyard boat manufacturing boat building operation permits and the maritime sector location problems were discussed.
The meeting was attended by Deputy Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Selim Dursun, Maritime General Manager Ünal Baylan, İMEAK Chairman Tamer Kıran and Assembly Chairman Salih Zeki Çakır, Secretary General İsmet Salihoğlu, as well as members of the association's board of directors, as well as public and private sector representatives of the sector.