Minister Kacir: Turkiye Ranks 4th Globally in Yacht Orders as of 2023

Minister of Industry and Technology Mehmet Fatih Kacir stated that Turkiye ranks 4th in the world in orders for yachts of 24 meters and above as of 2023, with 73 thousand 11 gross tons.

Minister of Industry and Technology Mehmet Fatih Kacir stated in his post on his social media account that he attended the Chamber of Shipping Assembly Meeting.

Pointing out that ship and watercraft exports increased from $450 million in 2003 to $2.23 billion in 2023, with a growth of up to 5 times, Kacir underlined that the number of shipyards increased from 37 to 85 in the last 20 years.

Pointing out that ships with advanced technology are built by Turkish shipyards, Kacir said:

Last year, the sector, which reached approximately 94,000 employment positions, saw the delivery of a total of 351,000 DWT of new ships. The world’s first LNG-powered tugboat, the world’s first electric tugboat, the world’s first remotely controlled tugboat, the world’s first electric floating power ship (power ship), and the world’s first hybrid (LNG+battery) fishing vessel with advanced technology were built by our country’s shipyards. As of 2023, Turkiye ranks 4th globally in yacht orders of 24 meters and above with 73,011 gross tons. With around 11,000 members from 48 professional committees operating in the maritime sector, aligned with the vision of ‘Maritime Nation, Maritime Country,’ I wish success to our Chamber in advancing Turkish maritime further in the upcoming period. Utilizing our rich potential, as our country is surrounded by seas and strategically located on the transit routes of three continents, our greatest aim is to elevate Turkiye to the rightful position it deserves in global maritime.

Source: AA / Prepared by Irem Yildiz

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