Minister Arslan attends the Green Port Certificate Ceremony

Minister Arslan attended the Green Port Certificate Ceremony: Ahmet Arslan, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, said that the legal process to increase the waiting period from 2 to 7 to meet the mandatory requirements of the ships passing through the Turkish Straits is about to be completed. center will be opened to be converted.

Minister Arslan, in his speech at the Green Harbor certificate ceremony held at Bilkent Hotel, stated that various activities were organized due to Maritime Week and that the boat will be delivered to local authorities with a pier that is brought to both cities in Çıldır Lake, which is the common lake of Ardahan and Kars. .

The last 10 years of Turkey's maritime fleet capacity, the world is growing more than 75 percent compared to the maritime attention Arslan suffering, despite the global crisis in 2008 that the Ministry in implementation of infrastructure investments with many projects, told us that made the legal arrangements.

Arslan gave information about the works they carried out to increase the competitiveness of the maritime sector, and recently, Turkish-owned foreign bayraklı He stated that many obstacles for boats and ships to pass on the Turkish flag have been removed and currently 3 boats have passed to the Turkish flag and their target is 700.

Special Consumption Tax reduced fuel application of the sector with the support given 5 billion 876 million pounds stated that the Lions, thus, added that the country has created a huge added value.

Arslan said that the local and national Turkish P&I, which was established in 2014, can provide coverage up to $ 1 billion and provides insurance for over 800 ships.

Arslan pointed out that the 2,5 billion-dollar turnover was reached annually in the shipbuilding industry, including exports, maintenance, domestic production, supplier industry, and recycling industry.

Stating that the number of shipyards has reached from 35 to 79, Arslan said, “585 boat manufacturing sites, 700 thousand tons / year steel processing capacity, 4,5 million DWT building capacity, 2 million DWT docking capacity, 21 million DWT annual maintenance and repair capacity has been realized. We provide employment for 30 thousand people directly in the sector, and 90 thousand people with the sub-industry. This means the sector, in which we provide a living, directly or indirectly, to 500 thousand people. ” he spoke.

Arslan, shipyard, boat manufacturing, renting places, rented the right of easement of the duration of the 49 year, reminded that.

  • “If everyone says 'I am an expert', he should also bring a suggestion”

Arslan said that they were about to complete the legal process regarding the amendment of the regulation regarding the changing of the waiting periods from 2 to 7 to meet the mandatory requirements of the vessels passing without stopping from the Turkish Straits.

another ship to meet the needs of the application in question, the short-term maintenance is done by providing in Turkey, describing Arslan added value will be created, he said:

“If we keep this period short, it is not eliminated in our country except for very compulsory needs, we go to other places. Therefore, we will have missed a job that will generate resources and income. We are about to complete this application in order not to miss this resource. Those who do not know this detail or act with hearsay criticize us, unfortunately thinking a little shallowly, seeing only one side of the event. Criticism is everyone's right, but they should learn all aspects, pros and cons of the event. Despite this, if we are doing a transaction that outweighs the negative side, they should criticize if we are doing a transaction that outsiders the side. Or if everyone says 'I am an expert', he should bring a suggestion with his criticism. If we get rid of the disease of criticism and make suggestions, we are open to all kinds of suggestions, with the expression of Anatolian, to the benefit of our country.

“We see ports as gates to distant neighbors”

The borders of the sea, removing the borders of the sea, said Arslan, so that they see the ports as a door to far away neighbors said.

Arslan, Turkey's 2023 export target of $ 500 billion is among the most important condition in achieving noted that the development of sea trade port.

After his speech, Minister Arslan gave Green Harbor certificates to Aksaport, Asyaport, Bodrum Cruise Port, Borusan Port, Ege Ports, Evyap Port, Ford Otosan Port, Kumport, Marport, Petkim and Solventas.

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