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İzmir-Qatar reefer ship service begins
The first direct refrigerated cargo container or reefer service between Qatar and Turkey has been launched by the marine, transport and logistics conglomerate Qatar Navigation Milaha. The company said in a statement that it has arranged voyages along a route between Qatar's Hamad Port and the Port of İzmir. "Trade volume between Qatar and Turkey has significantly increased over the past few months and we are launching this service as a solution for the growing demand," Milaha President and CEO Abdulrahman Essa Al-Mannai explained. He went on to say that the reefer service is complementary to already existing services, adding that this will further enhance the connectivity and facilitation of trade between importers and exporters in Qatar, the Arab Gulf and Turkey. Over the past few weeks, Milaha had arranged two ad hoc voyages for reefer vessels traveling from Turkey to Qatar. Now, the company is moving to regularize the services, with departures every 20-25 days between the Hamad Port and the Port of İzmir, with a transit period of 11 days. https://www.dailysabah.com/business/2017/08/24/izmir-qatar-reefer-ship-service-begins
ZIM to upgrade its Greece Turkey Service
ZIM has announced upgrade of the Greece Turkey Service (TGX) which will deploy three 1700 TEU’s vessels starting May 2017, in the following rotation: Haifa – Ashdod – Antalya– Istanbul– Izmit– Gemlik– Istanbul– Piraeus – Thessaloniki – Izmir – Haifa In addition to expanded port coverage, customers will benefit from secured windows in Haifa (Monday) & Ashdod (Wednesday), and fast transit time from Thessaloniki and Izmir to Israel, particularly suited for the refrigerated trade.
ENGIE Announces Inauguration of the First Floating LNG Import Terminal in Turkey
ENGIE and the Turkish construction companies Kolin and Kalyon have inaugurated the ETKI LNG terminal, in the presence of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister Mr. Binali Yildirim and Minister of Energy Mr. Berat Albayrak. The facility, located close to Çakmakli, Izmir, is the country’s first floating liquefied natural gas import terminal. ENGIE has been selected by project developers Kolin and Kalyon to deliver this fast-track Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) based solution. The Group committed the Neptune, one of the two FSRU of its fleet, to the project. The 145,000 m3 capacity vessel will act as an LNG receiving and storage facility and will deliver natural gas in gaseous form. The overall infrastructure developed by Kolin and Kalyon includes a jetty and an onshore gas pipeline to connect the terminal to the national gas transport grid, operated by BOTAS. From final investment decision to completion, record breaking terminal project development took only 6.5 months. The Neptune vessel arrived at ETKI LNG terminal berth on December 11th fully loaded with LNG and proceeded immediately with commissioning operations. Source: EngieUpload News