Transport and Infrastructure Minister Karaismailoğlu Fair, celebrating the 94th year of acceptance of the Cabotage Law, said that Turkey is a very important maritime affairs signed. Especially in the last 18 years, indicating that Turkey seafarers identity Karaismailoğlu remember that steps have been taken, "Our country by the year 2020 we have produced a new ship in the shipyard in terms of different nationalities of rate ranges between 40-60 percent. Our target is to increase the localization rate to 60-80 percent in new-built ships. ” 90 per cent of maritime trade mark Karaismailoğlu also made by the Minister that, while Turkey's tourism revenues of $ 4 billion, he stressed derived from marine tourism.
Transport and Infrastructure Minister Karaismailoğlu Fair, freeing from Turkey's territorial waters between the ports and the maritime transport control of foreign rights, these rights only celebrated its 94th year of admission Cabotage Law that Turkish ships and citizens. The right to cabotage, one of the most important achievements after the founding of the Republic Karaismailoğlu saying that, along with the extracted Cabotage Law in 1926 in the territory of Turkey underlined that proclaimed our sovereignty and independence. The maritime sector, strengthened with this law, that Turkey has made very important contributions to the development of the economic zone and international that platform performs valuable breakthroughs stated that the Minister Karaismailoğlu, "give the necessary priority to Marine, to get the most out of its marine resources, our competitiveness in this area and activity of our increasing It is also very important in terms of. With this consciousness, we have made our maritime national country and under the leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, we have achieved significant success in this field for 18 years ”.
90% of Foreign Trade is Made by Sea
Karaismailoğlu emphasized that approximately 90 percent of foreign commercial transportation is made by seaway and its share in the Gross National Product (GNP) has reached 18,4 billion dollars, “Stability in the economy has also manifested itself in the maritime sector and important breakthroughs in many areas It was performed. Recently, there has been a considerable increase in every field of our maritime ”.
Explaining that the amount of cargo handled at the ports increased from 2003 million tons in 190 to 2019 million tons in 484, Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that the number of container handling increased by 4,5 times to 11.5 million in the same period. Stating that the cargo transportation on the cabotage line has increased to 56 million tons and the passenger transportation has exceeded 150 million passengers, Karaismailoğlu said that 13,5 million vehicles were transported in the cabotage.
4 Billion Dollars of Tourism Income in Seas
Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu, the share of Turkey's total foreign trade in the monetary value of the seaway in 2003, 57 billion dollars, announced in 2019 to $ 222,1 billion, rising 290 percent rate increase. Turkey is a very important maritime countries and 22 billion dollar tourism revenue of about $ 4 billion of the sea is derived from tourism also stressed the Karaismailoğlu, since 2004, recalled that they had started the digitization activities related to maritime. Minister Karaismailoğlu, who said that many successful activities were carried out, especially maritime traffic tracking systems, said, “Navigation, environment and maritime trade operations are closely monitored with the Port Management Information System. By working in coordination with our Ministry of Trade, we are involved in many studies such as 'Single Window'. We do not consider them sufficient. We are accelerating the digitization efforts in maritime especially in order to facilitate the works of our citizens and maritime sector. In this context, we aim to gradually move to e-government in all services, including the acceptance of document applications and the collection of document fees. ”
Ship Plate will be produced from 100 percent domestic sources
Turkey's seafarer training also is an important resource for the world expressing Karaismailoğlu, providing education of international standards and accredited by the Ministry 103 educational institutions and the world ready to serve on ships at sea 133 thousand 721 underlined that active seafarer. On the other hand, when looking at the development of shipyards, Minister Karaismailoğlu underlined that there were significant developments in 18 years, and that the number of shipyards, which was 2002 in 37, increased to 83 and the annual production capacity increased from 550 thousand tons to 4,53 million tons. Karaismailoğlu used the following statements:
“It seems that our rate of residence also increased. Turkey is the third-world luxury yacht. We also believe that the sector can continue to develop in the coming period and provide new jobs.
Turkey, 2019 million gross tons ship dismantling industry is 1,1 per cent share in the overall volume in the world in 8,3 with the first in Europe, and ranks third in the world is. As of 2020, the nationality rate of the new ships we produce in different types in the shipyards of our country varies between 40-60 percent. In order to increase the domestic rate, our activities to manufacture the ship sheet from 100 percent domestic sources continue. Our target is to increase the localization rate to 60-80 percent band in newly constructed ships. ”
All of Marmara Sea is included in Ship Traffic Services
Minister Karaismailoğlu said that container transportation in the world is ahead of other transportation types and this trend is expected to continue. If the answer to this demand and the capacity of the existing port investments in Turkey as well, combined transport does not fold the expression that Karaismailoğlu the necessary distance in the sense of Filyos and Turkey with giant ports such as North Aegean emphasized that they would increase the power in this area.
Stating that they have started the Turkish Straits Vessel Traffic Services system one step further, they have also started their efforts to include the entire Marmara Sea under the scope of ship traffic services. With this work, we will have a ship traffic services system that covers the entire Turkish Straits. The control and management of the system will be provided by a unit to be established in our National Marine Safety and Emergency Response Center in Tekirdağ Marmara Ereğlisi. ”
"Turkey will grow up to be given to the extent Maritime Importance"
Karaismailoğlu stated that within the framework of 2023 vision, they aim to spread environmentally sensitive and sustainable port practices by coordinating port investments with a holistic perspective. Minister Karaismailoğlu, explaining that necessary measures were taken by the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure in order to keep the port infrastructures efficiency and service quality above a certain level, said: is our common wish. Let's not forget the sea and shipping will grow to be given to the importance and extent of the Republic of Turkey will be strengthened, "he said.
Route in the maritime industry: 'full speed ahead'
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's close interest in the sector, thanks to the support and foresight to give direction to the future, noting that they provide a progress considerable maritime, Turkey may come to value're giving direction to the sector and more powerful Turkey they work with have the power to achieve the objectives and working Minister Karaismailoğlu, who stated that they would continue, ended his words with the following statements:
"In the course of the maritime sector as in all areas of Turkey's full speed ahead. I believe that our country will advance its goals much faster with our friends who give heart and effort to the sector. ”