Minister of Transport and Infrastructure M. Cahit Turhan stated that the economic size of the Turkish maritime industry has exceeded 17,5 billion dollars and said, "The number of people employed in the maritime sector with the related and related sectors has reached 1 million." said.
Minister Turhan, CNR Eurasia Boat Show 2019 opening ceremony, said that in Turkey, the boundaries of more than 70 percent is surrounded by the sea on three continents, he said that the passageway.
Turkey is the world maritime trade and in respect of having a say in the maritime sector that expressed a very large geographical advantages Turhan, as the government in this table movement, said they approached one of the most important pillars of development as the country moves maritime beginning.
Turhan, noting that the maritime industry is very important and the sea is carrying the burden of the world, gave the information that approximately 85 percent of the world load in volume and about 97 percent of the oil and oil derivatives are transported by sea.
According to railway 3 of maritime transport, according to the highway 7, 21 times more economical According to the airline that transfer Turhan, he stressed that revealed the importance of the maritime sector for Turkey these figures.
Turhan, said he made the sea of 87 percent of Turkey's foreign trade, maritime transport world reported that over 25 per cent share of the pie from the Mediterranean basin.
Turhan said that they wanted to get more share from the sea trade and to move the Turkish shipping to a more advanced point. In this context, Turhan said that they wanted to carry the strong cooperation together by developing projects with the sector.
“Our ships can travel around the world comfortably”
Turhan explained that they regard maritime as a comprehensive industry, trade and service area that includes not only transportation but also ship building industry, port services, maritime tourism, yachting, live and non-living natural resources and management of the marine environment.
Turhan stated that instead of looking at seafaring as a "development dynamo of the nation" for many years, Turhan said that Turkish ships were included in the black list for many years as a result of this approach.
Turhan said, “Before us, our ships faced obstacles in many parts of the world. We quickly took our ships to the white list. Our ships are now able to travel comfortably in all waters of the world, and are flying our flag all over the world. ” he spoke.
Speaking about the sector's support for development, Turhan said, “We have provided 5 million tons of SCT-free fuel to the sector so far, we have provided 7 billion TL support.” used the expression.
Turhan, thanks to the support of cabotage transportation is reviving, recording the capacity of the maritime trade fleet 75 more than the world's naval fleet reported.
“We rose to third place in the world yacht production”
Turhan stated that the number of shipyards increased from 37 to 78 in line with the growth of the sector and gave the following information:
“We have risen to the third rank in world yacht production. Our yacht builders have become a brand in this field. Our main purpose in the shipbuilding industry; To manufacture ships with at least 3 percent domestic contribution, including all equipment. I hope we will pull this to higher rates in line with our 70 targets. Within the scope of our “three seas, three big ports” strategy; The project construction works of Zonguldak - Filyos, İzmir-Çandarlı and Mersin Container ports continue. When we make these ports, our sea geography will have gained much more meaning and importance. ”
Turhan, these developments in the country's economy, following the course of a progressive follow-up, found the following evaluations:
“The economic size of our maritime industry has exceeded $ 17,5 billion today. Along with related and related sectors, the number of people employed in the maritime sector approached 1 million. These are very important figures compared to the old ones but they are not enough for us. As our economy develops, our maritime industry is developing, it has to develop. Because the breakthroughs in our country's foreign trade volume also necessitates the development of our sea transportation with its port and coastal facilities. ”
Turhan stated that they are working intensely in this direction and said that the Haliç Yacht Harbor and Complex Project, which they will lay the foundation with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan tomorrow, is the most concrete example of this.
"Turkey, or in terms of the most important tourism centers frequented"
Turhan, Turkey's Aegean and Mediterranean's most beautiful bays is an important tourist center where stated, reminding that 46 million visitors come to our country from abroad last year.
Turkey's yacht tourism in terms Turhan voicing important stopping centers of the Mediterranean basin, "Or the role of all players in the tourism industry and when Turkey is its geographical location are taken into account with the needed new investment to get more share of the pie." said.
Turhan, the investment in this issue is not enough, the promotion is important, in this respect, such as the CNR Eurasia Boat Show, the importance of exhibitions, he said.
They want to increase the binding capacity of 25 thousand or transfer of Turkey Turhan spoke of the work on this issue.
The number of boats crossing the Turkish flag has reached 6 thousand 208
Turhan, Turkish owned foreigner bayraklı He reminded that they removed all obstacles, especially tax and tax barriers, for boats to pass on the Turkish flag, and said that they removed the SCT and reduced the VAT to 1 percent in order to encourage the boats flying foreign flags to pass on the Turkish flag.
Minister Turhan, "With this arrangement, as of today, 6 thousand 208 boats have been transferred to the Turkish flag." said.
Turhan emphasized that they do not ignore the human element while they are doing so, they said that they are from the 4 country with the most trained people in the world.
Turhan, informative and educative activities of the record, they talked about the activities in this regard.
Turhan who have warned prevent contamination of the seas, Turkey is a very clean ship has stressed that it should be left with.
Turhan, who cut the opening ribbon of the fair after his speech, then visited the fair and received information from the authorities.