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Expomaritt Exposhipping İstanbul | 2025
Venue | Istanbul Expo Center
Visiting Hours | 10.00 - 18.00 (Wednesday-Friday)
10.00 - 17.00 (Saturday)
Expomaritt Exposhipping İstanbul
Istanbul Expo Center | 11-14 October 2023
As the Türkiye's only shipbuilding and sub-industry meeting point; The 17th International Maritime Exhibition - Expomaritt Exposhipping İstanbul, we are happy to bring you with our Expomaritt Newsletter!
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The Amount of Containers Handled In July Increased By 12.5%
According to the data of the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure , General Directorate of Maritime Affairs , the amount of containers handled in our ports in July 2023 increased by 12.5 percent compared to the same month of the previous year and amounted to 1 million 102 thousand 413 TEUs. In the January-July period of 2023, the amount of containers handled at our ports decreased by 2.3 percent compared to the same period of the previous year and amounted to 7 million 198 thousand 489 TEU.
Container shipments for export purposes increased by 8.6 percentIn July, the amount of containers subject to foreign trade handled at our ports increased by 8.4 percent compared to the same month of the previous year and reached 821 thousand 698 TEU. In July, container shipments for export purposes increased by 8.6 percent compared to the same month of the previous year and reached 393 thousand 710 TEUs, while container unloading for import purposes increased by 8.2 percent compared to the same month of the previous year and reached 427 thousand 987 TEUs.
Transit container handlings increased by 46.3 percentIn July 2023, the amount of transit containers handled at our ports increased by 46.3 percent compared to the same month of the previous year and reached 217,793 TEUs. In July, the amount of containers handled in cabotage decreased by 14.1 percent compared to the same month of the previous year and amounted to 62 thousand 923 TEUs.
Potential of Türkiye’s Oversea Wind Energy Has Announced
Chairman of the Board of Overseas Wind Energy Association (DÜRED) Dr. Murat Durak stated that if Türkiye uses infrastructure and storage technologies fully integrated with the wind potential in the seas, more than three-quarters of the current electricity production can be obtained from offshore wind power plants (RES).
Durak told the AA correspondent that Türkiye total offshore wind potential is about 75 gigawatts, with 18 gigawatts fixed at a depth of less than 50 meters and 57 gigawatts at a depth of 50-1000 meters.
Stating that all domestic resources of Türkiye, which meets more than two-thirds of its energy needs through imports, should be used to ensure supply security, Durak said, "With the terrestrial WPP projects, the idle mountains of our country and the regions far from settlement have been brought to the economy. The same process will work for our seas. Now it will be possible to benefit not only from under our seas, but also above them.” he said.
Durak stated that oversea WPPs in Türkiye should not be looked at only as a project, and that these projects are of strategic importance for the seas as well as electricity production.
Emphasizing that the necessary engineering services, electromechanical equipment production and ship production should be carried out in Türkiye as much as possible for these power plants, Durak continued his words as follows:“A road map for oversea WPPs should be prepared not only for the project, but also for the production industry. According to the report published by the World Bank, the region with the highest offshore wind energy potential in Türkiye is the areas in the northwest of the Aegean Region, where wind speeds can reach a speed of 9 meters per second. Technically, this region has a total potential of 25 gigawatts, with 6 gigawatts fixed and 19 gigawatts floating.
The Aegean Region is followed by the Marmara and Black Sea regions, where wind speeds reach speeds of 7-8 meters per second. Projects are needed to use all resources in Türkiye, which currently has an installed electrical power of 105 thousand megawatts. If Türkiye uses infrastructure and storage technologies fully integrated with the wind potential in the seas, more than three-quarters of the current electricity production can be covered by offshore WPPs. Although these power plants have some advantages and disadvantages compared to terrestrial ones, they are an investment that brings more profit in the long term in terms of being much higher and continuous than on land in the sea.
Domestic Underwater Robot "ROV" Prevents Forbidden Hunting
In TEKNOFEST, Türkiye biggest technology festival, local and national products took their place at the stand of the Ministry of Interior General Directorate of Security (EGM).
Türkiye first domestic underwater robot "ROV" produced by HOYTEK became the focus of attention of the visitors. The device, which is used by the crews of the Seafarers and Navigational Services Bureau and Underwater Group Command, operating under the EGM Protection Branch, reaches the aid of those who are trapped in the water while on patrol to prevent drowning, with its technical equipment.
The device, whose usage area changes according to the depth, including macro and micro, can go down to about 250 meters below the sea.
Using the device, the police can reach the exact location of the crime scene within seconds with the frequency they receive from the sonar.
Violation in the seas is mostly done in illegal fishing.
Thanks to the device, illegal fishing in the seas is also prevented.
The teams fine the boats in the locations detected by the device in cases of irregularities that fall under the category of prohibited fishing at sea, such as mussel fishing.
In addition, in the Sea of Marmara, where the ban is most violated, predators are not allowed, and domestic and foreign ships passing through the straits are inspected so that they do not pollute the seas.
Seafood has been at the center of Mediterranean cultures for thousands of years. Among the main economic activities in the Mediterranean, the place of aquaculture and commercial fishing is important. However, about 80% of fish reserves accessible today are threatened by overfishing. In the last 50 years in the Mediterranean, 34% of the spread areas of Posidonia sea meadows, which are very important habitats for the development of fish stocks, have disappeared. The Mediterranean is also in the trap of plastic pollution.
The fishing sector consists of many different stakeholders who use different hunting tools for each species, from large industrial operators to small-scale tradesmen. The contribution of the fishing sector to the regional economy is very important. According to the 2016 data of the Mediterranean General Fisheries Council (GFCM), the collective value of Mediterranean fishing activities is estimated at 3 billion dollars.
The rapid decline of reserves will not only affect the underwater ecosystem, but also threaten the food security of human communities living in the vicinity and dependent on the sea for survival.
Urgent measures need to be taken to prevent excessive and illegal fishing in the Mediterranean;
Creation of effective monitoring and control systems
Supporting more sustainable fishing methods
Supporting small-scale fishing
Long-term and regional-oriented planning based on fishing
The use of flagged marine areas for the protection of species and habitats
Regulation of amateur fishing
A conscious understanding of consumption needs to be developed.
WWF-Türkiye is carrying out the "Small Scale Fishing Joint Management Project", which aims to increase sustainable fishing practices by ensuring the sustainability of small-scale fishing, improving the income sources of fishermen and ensuring their participation in management processes related to fishing.
FMC Looks To Data For Reduced Supply Chain Disruption
The FMC has gained an expanded role in overseeing cargo flows into, and out of, US ports as a result of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 (OSRA 2022). But its work goes well beyond purely regulatory initiatives. Since the “Supply Chain Crisis” of 2021 and 2022, there have been multiple pushes in the States to improve connectivity among all the players in movements of liner cargoes.
One such effort has come from Carl W. Bentzel, an FMC Commissioner. In late 2021, Commissioner Bentzel was directed to look closely at the intersection of data with the movement of cargo. In April, 2023, he issued a report on his work- which had been dubbed “Maritime Transportation Data Initiative”, or MTDI, which had been based on extensive in-person and online participants in the supply chains.
According to Commissioner Bentzel’s report, “The final recommendations generated through the MTDI process call for the establishment of the Maritime Data Transportation Data System (MDTS). In broad terms the MDTS would: establish a system of information on planned ocean carrier voyages, information on vessels transits with real-time position of vessels and real-time estimates of arrival, harmonization of standards for public information related to terminal access for cargo retrieval and standardize the method of charactering cargo status for cargo retrieval from Marine Terminal Operators.”
In a mid-August informational web presentation titled “Logistics Rewired”, Commissioner Bentzel was interviewed regarding the MTDI by two executives from Flexport- a connectivity platform serving logistics participants worldwide, Michael Baekboel, Head of Compliance as a Service (CaaS), and Angus Fan, Group Product Manager. Talking about 2021- 2022, Bentzel said, “essentially it was a tsunami of events that created challenges”, adding that: “The maritime industry has these eruptions periodically…there’s always challenges.”
Source: Seatrade Maritime
Cargill Chartered Bulker Sails Out Of China With Windwings
Commodities shipper Cargill, in partnership with BAR Tech, Mitsubishi and Yara Marine Technologies has announced the first ship fitted with WindWings has set sail for Brazil out of China.
Mitsubishi Corporations’ Pyxis Ocean, which was built in 2017 and is on charter to Cargill, has been retrofitted with two 37.5m wing sails designed by BAR Tech and produced by Yara. The sails are expected to reduce carbon emissions by up to 30% on average.
According to Jan Dieleman, President of Cargill’s Ocean transportation business, Cargill has a “responsibility” to decarbonise its supply chains.
He also pointed out that, “A technology like WindWings doesn’t come without risk, and as an industry leader – in partnership with visionary shipowner Mitsubishi Corporation - we are not afraid to invest, take those risks and be transparent with our learnings to help our partners in maritime transition to a more sustainable future.”
A partnership of a vessel operator with a designer, production company and shipper, with funding from the EU’s Horizon programme came together in 2019, when Cargill called BAR Tech asking them to design a system to cut emissions.
Kohei Yamashita GM, Ship Department, Mitsubishi Corporation said the “Pyxis Ocean project is a huge achievement on its own, which makes me very excited, but I’m even more excited when I think of its potential in the future.“
Yamashita added: “Although there are so many energy saving devices in the market today, wind assisted propulsion systems is one of the very few solutions available that can achieve fuel savings by two digits.”
That is an important point, because as Dieleman points out, “This technology uses a free fuel,” which means all the operational savings will reduce costs directly, as well as emissions.
Source: Seatrade Maritime
NEWS FROM THE GOLD SPONSOR
MELİH HAN BİLGİN THANKED TO AVS
The inception of the Flame of the Energy Independence of Turkey was lit during the ceremony when the gas discovered in the depths of the Black Sea was transported onshore. Mr. Melih Han Bilgin, Chairman of the Board of Directors and General Manager of TPAO, who, together with his team, contributed greatly to all stages of the historic project, the first step of which was taken in August 2020, visited the AVS stand at the fourth "National Technologies in the Petroleum Industry" PEMTEK Meeting held this year.Welcomed by Abdülvahit Şimşek, Chairman of the Board of Directors of AVS, Melih Han Bilgin made sincere and special statements.
"The strength of a chain is as strong as its weakest link. This business should be handled with all its layers. The services provided by AVS have been one of our strongest chain links from the very beginning. AVS will be remembered for these services. From the very beginning, we have entrusted you with the safety of our food and drink... Keep it up..." AVS Chairman of the Board of Directors Abdülvahit Şimşek, who made a presentation titled "Development of Service Procurement in Turkey's Deep Sea Drilling Sector" in the session titled "Marine Operations" at the PEMTEK 2023 "National Technologies in the Petroleum Industry" event, which AVS supported as a Gold Sponsor, gave information to the participants about the projects they have implemented and emphasized the importance of the PEMTEK exhibition. "I have never witnessed another event in Turkey that supports its suppliers and stakeholders so much. Such organizations need to become a state culture. I sincerely congratulate TPAO for organizing such an event. It is a great chance for us to take part in such a giant project that can change the fate of a country. As AVS, we are proud and honored to have supported the "Black Sea Natural Gas Commissioning" project, which is of great importance for the energy independence of our country, since 2020. May the fire of energy independence never go out...
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