Road map of logistics is redrawn

The roadmap of the logistics is redrawn: 10. Within the scope of the Development Plan, a logistics master plan will be established, infrastructure investments will accelerate and customs procedures will be facilitated during the opening of new routes.

Turkey's new roadmap logistics are highlighted. Logistics, 10. 9 was one of the sectors in which the priority transformation was planned. Turkey's position in international logistics will be strengthened, the burden of logistics costs in total costs of industrial products will be reduced and will shorten the transport time of finished products to the consumer market. With the investments and arrangements to be made, 2018 will be in the World Bank Global Logistics Performance Index until 27. the aim is to rise to the ordinary 15.

Coordination Board is established

10 recently announced by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. Within the scope of the Transformation from Transportation to Logistics Program within the Development Plan, the Logistics Coordination Board will be established by the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications until June. The Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Customs and Trade, the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology, the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization and the Undersecretaries of the Ministry of Interior will also take part.

Within the scope of the program, 2018 in the World Bank Global Logistics Performance Index until 27. the aim is to increase the quantity of containers handled in ports to 15 million TEU from 7.9 million TEU. Until the 13.8, it is planned to increase the transportation rate of the cargo handled by the railway at 2018 to 7.8. The share of the private sector in rail freight transport will be increased from 15.4 to 27. Improving the logistics infrastructure in cities to reach all these figures; ensuring efficiency in customs procedures; large infrastructure investments - redesign of the road map of logistics, increase of the competitiveness of the firms operating in the sector and efforts to support the domestic logistics structure to be supported by foreign organizations.

Logistics master plan will be created

Until 2015, the Port Management Model will be determined and implemented. The management structure to be created within the scope of this model; will be responsible for the orientation and implementation of the Coastal Structures Master Plan, taking into account regional needs and capacities. With this structure, duties related to port policy such as the coordination that should be undertaken by the public in improving the operation of ports in a way that will serve the economic development in Turkey, and the prevention of monopoly as a result of privatizations will also be performed. The Coastal Structures Master Plan will be updated in line with the integrated coastal zone plans and will be implemented within the scope of the determined port management model. By 2017, in order to develop combined and intermodal transportation in Turkey, it will optimize the supply chain management in domestic and foreign trade, make the country a preferable regional logistics base in international trade, have safe and technological innovations, accelerate development kazanA sustainable Turkey Logistics Master Plan (TLMP) will be prepared.

Liberation process will be completed

Turkey within the scope of the Law on the Liberalization of Railway Transport will be provided to the liberalization of the opening of the TCDD's exclusive carrier completed their secondary legislation works and rail transport. In 2014, the main status of TCDD Tasimacilik AS will be created and the company will be registered in the trade registry. A 2015 Network Statement will be prepared, detailing the general rules on infrastructure capacity allocation and pricing, the methods to be followed and other information required for the allocation. Çandarlı Port project will be implemented. The remaining infrastructure and superstructures of Çandarlı, the investment of which was initiated in 2011, will be carried out gradually. The first stage is expected to be completed in 2018. The infrastructure works of Filyos Port, which was included in the Investment Program in 2013, will be completed in 2018. The construction plan of Mersin Container Port, whose feasibility studies have been completed in January 2015, will be completed and its construction will begin. In order to ensure the uninterrupted trade of the automotive industry, to be completed by the end of 2015, location and studies and feasibility studies will be carried out for the establishment of a parking lot, taking into account the existing facilities in the East and South Marmara Region. Road investments will be completed in the corridors connecting the main ports' road and rail connections and border gates. Logistics center projects will be completed while planning to open new air cargo terminals. Logistics centers will be opened abroad. Junction lines will be constructed in OIZ, free zone and large factories. Electrification and signalization systems, which are missing in existing conventional lines, will be completed.

Customs procedures will open new doors to accelerate

The physical and human capacity of customs will be increased. By opening new border gates, trade will be increased, alternative transportation routes will be increased and the intensity and clutter in border crossings will be reduced. Within the scope of Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) model, existing customs gates and customs administrations will be modernized. the latest technology electronic systems will be activated.

“We couldn't find what we hoped for in maritime”

TOBB Maritime Assembly President Erol Yücel: We have not seen the issues that we wish to see in the maritime sector as a maritime sector. However, it is important to consider such a planning and we think that it will be useful to revise this study as soon as possible. Priority for the maritime sector is a serious planning. First of all, we have to change the perspective of the maritime sector. The Turkish shipowner only employs a portion of the 31 million DWT of the 8 million DWT under the Turkish flag. The reasons for this should be laid down. . Our shipyards should be supported more, as is the case in competing countries. The action plan includes part of the ports. However, cruise ships should be considered under a separate title. Nowadays, one of the most important issues is to prepare emergency application plans for rescue and assistance services for these ships with passengers and crew. Düşün Galataport iyer project which is considered for cruise ships in Istanbul should be considered as temporary. It is not possible for this pier to meet its needs. In the long-term, a port of Yenikapı - Ataköy should be built in the harbor and passenger lounges.

Transformation must be sustainable

International Transport and Logistics Service Providers Association (UTIKAD) Chairman Turgut Erkeskin: lojsitik sector for growth, targeting Turkey with foreign trade, is one of both of the main elements of this growth due to having great potential both in services exports a strategic sector. However, the sector needs to grow and deepen. We are pleased to consider it as one of the 10 sectors that are planned to be transformed in the 9th Development Plan. But this transformation should be able to find its reflection not only in the private sector but also in the public sector, and transformation and growth should be sustainable.

“Logistics officially became state policy”

International Transporters Association (UND) President Çetin Nuhoğlu: The logistics sector is very important for our competitiveness and export. It planned to take place across sectors to conversion, a useful development in terms of Turkey's national competition. The fact that the objectives have been formally a state policy for the first time is a satisfactory approach to our sector. Especially in Turkey, the World Bank's 160 country to assess the global Logistics Performance Index ranking of 2023 years in the first 15 country in half to get the target, to take place between the key performance indicators of the melt our country's development targeted, very exciting for us. In this process, UND also contributed to our development goals by offering various sectoral projects.

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