Shipping Industry: What to Expect in 2020

What changes and new trends are waiting for us in the maritime industry in the first new year of a brand new decade? Advances in technology, environmental concerns, commercial necessities, and many more factors will once again determine the direction the shipping industry will go. So, in the light of recent developments, let’s try to…

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IMO 2020 is Coming

As of January 1, 2020, International Maritime Organization (IMO) member states will be expected to fully implement the new global marine fuel sulphur cap. Will they, though? The World Shipping Council (WSC), The Baltic and White Sea Conference (BIMCO), The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), and The International Parcel Tankers Association (IPTA) have recently issued…

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World’s Biggest Tanker Companies

Let’s take a closer look at the leading companies in the oil tanker business. The oil tankers are transport ships that are big enough to store and move large volumes of crude oil. The need was born in the early 1850s when Britain needed to bring the oil drilled in the colonial Upper Bruma to…

Shipyards in Turkey

Let’s take a closer look at the shipbuilding industry in Turkey. It’s no surprise that Anatolia, which is surrounded by seas on three sides and borders the Black Sea, the Sea of Marmara, the Aegean, and the Mediterranean, has been home to many shipyards for more than six centuries. The first shipyard in Anatolia was…

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Turkish Ports

Let’s take a closer look at the biggest 20 ports in Turkey, based on their cargo handling capacity. Bordered by four different seas, Turkey has a total coastline of 8,333 kilometers. Thus, it’s no surprise that there are almost 200 ports and piers in total in Turkey. 27 of Turkish ports are classified as container…