Port News of the port of Istanbul

23 days ago by arnekiel

Closure of Boshorus strait to traffic for bridge works
The Bosphorus will be closed to traffic from 0500 to 1700 hours on Thursday 30 April, due to works on the 3. bridge (Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge), reports GAC Istanbul.

39 days ago by arnekiel

Closure at Bosphorus
It is advised that the traffic at Bosphorus will be closed on Monday, 13 April 2015, from 06:00 Hrs to 20:00 Hrs due to works on the 3. bridge (Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge).

45 days ago by arnekiel

Bosphorus Traffic to close for bridge works
Traffic in the Bosphorus will be closed from 0500 to 2000 hours today (7 April) due to works on the 3. bridge (Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge).

48 days ago by arnekiel

Traffic to halt for bridge works
Traffic in the Bosphorus will be halted from 0500 to 1900 hours on Saturday (4 April) due to works on the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge.

51 days ago by arnekiel

Massive power cut disrupts port operations
Port operations in Turkey were facing disruption as a result of a massive power cut that had hit dozens of provinces across the country on Tuesday 31 March. Although the Turkish Straits and ports were not closed, husbandry operations (crew changes, spares, etc.) have been negatively affected. The cuts affected power stations and public transport, including Istanbul's tram and metro systems. A crisis centre has been set up at the energy ministry. By early afternoon the Turkish Electricity Transmission company said only 15% of Istanbul and Ankara had power.

56 days ago by arnekiel

Turkey shuts Bosphorus Strait due to bridge construction
Turkey on Thursday, March 26 closed the Bosphorus Strait, a key shipping channel for Russian oil and other commodities, to allow for construction work on a bridge, shipping agent GAC Turkey said. The strait, which bisects Europe’s largest city Istanbul, was shut at 5 a.m. (0300 GMT) and was scheduled to re-open at 7 p.m.

111 days ago by arnekiel

Bad weather outlook for Turkish Straits and ports
Bad weather is forecast for the Turkish Straits and ports over the next five days. Port operations, in particular husbandry matters, will be performed subject to weather permitting.

133 days ago by arnekiel

Bosphorus closed for bridge works on Jan. 9
The Bosphorus will be closed to all transit traffic in both directions from 05:00 to 16:00 hours local time on Friday 9 January, due to the works on 3rd Bosphorus Bridge. Masters of vessels trading should act in accordance with VTS instructions and take all related precautions.

136 days ago by arnekiel

Bad weather warning for the Turkish Straits
Bad weather is expected in the Turkish Straits and ports in the coming four days. All vessels trading in the area are urged to exercise caution and comply with the instructions of the authorities. Although efforts will be made to continue operations, expecially in the Turkish Straits, this will be subject to weather pemritting.

142 days ago by arnekiel

Storm forces Turkey to shut Dardanelles to tankers
Turkey shut its Dardanelles Strait on Dec. 30 to tankers and its flag carrier cancelled some domestic and international flights in and out of Istanbul due to a storm. The Dardanelles waterway is frequently forced to shut during the winter due to rough weather, usually at least two or three times a month. Five northbound and three southbound tankers waiting to pass through the Dardanelles were expected to be scheduled to do so on Tuesday, shipping agency GAC said. The Bosphorus Strait remained open. Connecting the Black Sea to the Mediterranean, the Dardanelles and Bosphorus straits form one of the world’s major energy shipping routes, with about 10,000 vessels carrying 150 million tonnes of oil and petroleum products on the waterways every year. Turkish Airlines cancelled 10 flights to and from Istanbul, while local ferries across the Bosphorus were also cancelled. Source: Reuters

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