The crisis in Mersin Port!


Mersin Port has increased its 12 cargo handling value by 85 and container movement values ​​by 107 in the annual privatization process! However, the data of the port, which was affected by the economic crisis today, revealed a deviation from the 2023 targets.

Mersin Chamber of Shipping (MDTO Deputy Secretary General Halil Delibaş evaluated the data for May and commented, il Mersin Port seems to be affected by the crisis Mersin.

Delibaş wrote an article on the subject in the kap Mersin Maritime Trade Journal sat and reminded that the 2018 period in Mersin Port was closed with an increase of approximately 1.

During the 2018, the cargo tonnage increased by only 1 in the previous year, while there was a significant increase in 9,7 in the container movement.

”The cargo tonnage handled in our ports in 2018 has also decreased by 2.4! Lenen said Halil Delibaş. 11 2007 36 12 12 85 107 XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX increased.

Maritime Undersecretariat of the new era in the Transport and Infrastructure Ministry of our country with reference to the obtained statistics from the post in particular, and 2008 that the financial crisis felt in ports, cargo tonnage in 2018 in Turkey's ports decreased by 2,4 percent compared to the previous year. In the container movement, an increase like 6,7 was observed. In this context, the amount of cargo carried by container in the previous year was also 87 million 25 thousand 857 tons, while 94 increased to 928 thousand 597 tons and increased by 9,1.

In our country, 2018 million tons of cargo was transported by sea in 460 and the amount of cargo handled in our ports decreased by 11 million tons in comparison with the previous year and it was realized as low in 2,4 ratio compared to the previous year.

The negative picture of the financial crisis in 2008 and 2009 in the world has turned positive since 2010 and there has been an increase in the average annual 5 in our country. However, in the 2013 and 2014 years, and in the last year of 2018 (where the ports of our country were affected negatively by the economic crisis), it was seen that there was a deviation from the 2023 targets of our country with a decrease in cargo movement which is considered as significant compared to the previous years. Ancak

Deputy Secretary General Delibaş said that the statistics in Mersin are affected by the economic and political developments in the world and our country. Halil Delibaş sheds light on the cargo handling data in 2018 in Mersin Port, “The most important sea and border gate in the Eastern Mediterranean is in Mersin Port in 2018; 14 million 427 thousand 113 tons loading, 18 million 664 thousand 312 tons of unloaded 33 million 91 thousand 425 tons of cargo were handled in total. These values ​​indicate that 2018 of the total cargo handled in all ports in 7,2 was handled in Mersin Port. Mersin Port on the basis of our country's port presidency; Kocaeli is the 6 ranking in terms of annual handling following the ports of Botaş-Ceyhan, İskenderun, Aliağa and Ambarlı.

In the 2008-2018 period of Mersin Port; Although 15 has started the year before the 2018 reduced fuel consumption, 2,1 has seen an increase in 2017. In addition, according to 12,3 figures, there is a significant increase in the number of 2017, while in imports there is a decrease of 6,2 compared to XNUMX.

In transit transportation, the carrying value of 1999 and 2002 in 500 and 2002 was maintained after the 2008 year and could not be maintained at 2009 and 2010. The continued increase in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 was realized as 2018 million 3 thousand 2 tons in 833 with a decrease rate like 230.

On the other hand, when we look at the cargo, ship and container handling values ​​at Mersin Port, it will be seen that there have been significant increases in the current values ​​in 3, compared to the last 2018 years. In addition, as it is known, Mersin Port Management has closed the area where the 2014, 4 and 5 berths are located to ship traffic since June 6, and to provide a new and longer and deeper container berth through dredging, sea filling for the purpose of deepening in the sea area, and the port area. kazanMA and the completion of these processes in July 2016 and the entry into service also affected the ship and cargo handling in our port.

When the cargoes loaded and unloaded in Mersin Port are examined, it is seen that petroleum products are always at the top of general value and 2018 million 5 thousand 506 as 163 tons as the 16,6 of XNUMX.

When we look at 2008-2018 period container movement data in Mersin Port, there is a significant increase in container transportation in recent years, but this increase is stabilized in 2008 and 2009 due to the crisis, the highest value is 2018 It will be seen that the 9,7 bin 669 TEU is realized. Nearly one-sixth of the total container handling in our country's ports (% 603) occurred in Mersin Port. According to the 15,4 year, the number of containers handled in the year of 2007 (TEU) increased by 2018 in Mersin Port anı.

Deputy Secretary General Delibaş, Mersin for the future of Mersin Port in similar national projects such as close road maritime transport (FAQ), Marco Polo, Maritime Highways (Meda MOS), Traseca, TEN-T in European Union transportation projects and logistics center pointed out the need to concentrate on the work to ensure.
/ We have to create new capacities for our port and port users, Lojistik said Halil Delibaş. “Mersin will be the most important source of Mersin because of its aim to be an international logistics base / logistics center.
After the privatization of Mersin-Trieste (and other lines) under the Ro-Ro line, the tax-free (SCT-free VAT-free) fuel application for Ro-Ro and export freight vehicles started on 22 July 2011.

MIP is working on new projects for the development of cruise tourism in cooperation with the Mersin Tourism Platform and tourism agencies. Cruise tourism, which will start in Mersin, will add a different value to the city. Cruise tourism will increase the foreign exchange input to the country and there will be new job opportunities. In the 2018, although cruise ship traffic continued, the political and military problems in the Eastern Mediterranean countries and the migration and security issues in our country negatively affect cruise tourism. MIP has become a member of Mediterranean Cruise Ports Association. MIP management, which participates in related tourism fairs, especially in Miami Cruise Fair, continues to work towards creating cruise capacity in our port. In order to ensure that container operations are carried out quickly and regularly, Cut-off and berthing-window applications have been started and successfully implemented with the ship programs in the context of loading and unloading.

“We are the same ship“
In summary, Mersin is a province that is indexed to logistics issues and is predominantly in the service sector and the focus of this sector is Mersin Port. As the crews of the same ship, working in a coordinated, smooth and supportive manner will enable our ship to go on a more efficient, fast and smooth route. ” (Gift Eroğlu - the mersinhaberc)

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