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Turkey Becomes 7th State to Ratify Hong Kong Convention

Hong Kong Convention

Turkey accedes to the IMO Hong Kong Convention, a treaty for safe and environmentally sound ship recycling.

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Turkey Increases Fines for Sea Pollution

Vessel pollution fines in Turkish waters have significantly increased.

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Cargo Ship Sinks in Black Sea, Two Crew Confirmed Deceased

Turkish Coast Guard search and rescue efforts

Turkish Coast Guard: Two dead, four missing after cargo ship sinks in the Black Sea.

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Wellard Keeps an Eye on Turkey's Live Cattle Trade Halt

Wellard vessel

Wellard is keeping a watchful eye on Turkey's halt of live feeder cattle import from all countries.

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DFDS Expands Terminal, Route Capacities in the Mediterranean


DFDS to expand both port terminal and route capacities in the Mediterranean.

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Turkey Evacuates Crew from Grounded Cargo Ship

Turkey flag

Turkish coast guard evacuated the crew from cargo vessel Natalia, after it grounded off Istanbul on December 19.

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Turkish Recyclers Fearful and Confused after Lira Collapse


Turkish demolition market has been taken aback by the last week's fall of Turkish lira against the U.S. dollar.

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ABS to Class FSRU for Turkey’s BOTAS

Classification society ABS is to class an FSRU for Turkey’s oil and gas pipeline operator BOTAS.

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DFDS Finalizes Takeover of U.N. Ro-Ro Early

U.N. Ro-Ro vessel

DFDS closed the acquisition of U.N. Ro-Ro, Turkey's largest operator of freight ferry routes, on June 7.

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NYK, Oyak to Build Car Terminal in Turkey

NYK has joined forces with Oyak to build and operate a finished-car logistics terminal in Yarimca port near Istanbul.

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Rolls-Royce Signs Propulsion Supply Deal with Sanmar

Rolls-Royce has secured an extensive supply order from Turkish builder Sanmar Shipyards.

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Turkey Starts Operation of Its Second Floating LNG Unit

Turkey launched the operation of its second floating liquefied natural gas unit on February 7.

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Hapag-Lloyd Recycles Seven More Boxships

Hapag-Lloyd is sending seven older container ships to be recycled in Turkey and China.

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Turkey to Start Work on Kanal Istanbul This Year

Turkey is stepping up its activities aimed at creating a new shipping canal.

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Body Count Rises to Four in Bilal Bal Sinking

Another body of the crew of the sunken cargo ship Bilal Bal has been recovered, bringing the total body count to ...

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Ten Missing after Cargo Ship Sinks off Turkey

Ten seafarers have been reported missing after the Turkey-flagged general cargo ship Bilal Bal sank some seven ...

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Royal Caribbean Cancels 2018 Calls to Turkey

Miami-based cruise company Royal Caribbean International has decided to cancel all calls to Turkey for the 2018 ...

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Cargo Ship Splits in Two off Turkey

The 1975-built general cargo ship Leonardo has split in two while it was anchored off the coast of Kilyos, Turkey. ...

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Milaha Sets Up Reefer Service Between Qatar and Turkey

Marine transport and logistics conglomerate Qatar Navigation (Milaha) has launched the first direct reefer service ...

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Hapag-Lloyd to Double Its Operations in Turkey

German shipping major Hapag-Lloyd expects to increase its presence in the Turkish market after it finalizes the ...

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ClassNK Ventures into Turkish Ship Recycling

Tokyo’s classification society ClassNK has issued a Statement of Compliance (SoC) to a ship recycling ...

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