Turkiye’s share in maritime trade will increase with new Ro-Ro lines

While Turkiye aims to develop new alternatives to Ro-Ro lines in order to increase its share in maritime trade, it will also work in cooperation with the public and private sectors in order to increase the domesticity rate to at least 90% in the ship industry.

In order to increase the international awareness of Turkiye in the logistics sector, transportation corridors and connection routes will be created between the countries around the Black Sea and the Middle East countries.

Turkiye will develop alternative routes on European, Mediterranean, Aegean and Black Sea Ro-Ro lines to increase its share in world maritime trade, and will encourage new Ro-Ro line operators to enter the market.

The amount of cargo carried on the sea route will be increased, and thanks to the port capacities to be developed, Turkiye’s foreign trade opportunities and capacity will be increased. Port facilities will be improved in line with international standards.

Technological investments will be increased in ports and environmentally friendly practices will be encouraged. Within the scope of sustainability, the number of green ports will be increased by making the port facilities environmentally sensitive.

Renewable energy sources will be used in ports and marinas. In order to increase the domestic rate of the shipbuilding industry to at least 90%, studies will be carried out in cooperation with the public and private sectors.

The connection roads and infrastructure works of the Canal Istanbul Project, which will be implemented in order to reduce the ship traffic in the Bosphorus, to increase Turkiye’s power due to its geopolitical position, and to ensure the safety of navigation in the Bosphorus, will proceed in line with the planned framework.

A new investment of $21.6 billion will be made on the sea route until 2053

Large-scale transit cargo-oriented container transportation around Turkiye will be supported.

Filyos Port, which is one of the pillars of “3 big port projects in three big seas”, will be completed together with its hinterland.

Candarli and Mersin Container Port projects will be implemented with alternative financing methods.

The number of port facilities will be increased to 255, and the amount of cargo transported by sea to 421 million tons (excluding liquid cargo) by 2053. A new investment of $21.6 billion will be made on the sea route.

Source: Trthaber / Prepared by Irem Yildiz

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