Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Abdulkadir Uraloğlu announced that the fees collected from ships passing through the Turkish Straits without stopping at any port were rearranged.
VALID AS OF JULY 1
Minister Uraloğlu said, “Last year, for the first time in 39 years, we are bringing a new increase to the wage increase that will increase the foreign currency inflow to the country as of July 1. With the new price update, international ships will pass through the Turkish Straits at increased prices over the newly determined figures,” he said.
THE FIRST UPDATE WAS MADE LAST YEAR AFTER 39 YEARS
Stating that the rules determined by the Montreux Convention are applied in the Bosphorus tolls, Minister Uraloğlu said: “From 1983 to October 7, 2022, 0.8063 dollars was charged per net ton of ships passing through the Straits. These fees were updated on October 7, 2022, after 39 years. “We have increased the net tonne fee from ships to $4.08. We are updating this fee to $4.42 as of July 1, 2023.”
“WE WILL UPDATE EVERY YEAR”
Pointing out that according to the Montreux Convention, the ships that will pass through the Turkish Straits without a call are charged three items: health inspection service, lighthouse service and rescue service. “Until last year, these prices remained constant. With the Presidential Decision, we will now update these prices every year,” he said.
“WE ARE TAKING A HISTORIC STEP”
Sharing an example of the latest price update, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Abdulkadir Uraloğlu said, “When we consider a ship with a net tonnage of 10 thousand, before 7 October 2022, a ship from lighthouse, rescue and health services was paying a total fee of 3 thousand 240 dollars. This fee is the first price adjustment. “With the new tariff to be passed on July 1, a ship with a net tonnage of 10 thousand tons will have to pay 17 thousand 760 dollars. With this increase, we are taking a historic step that will increase the foreign currency inflow to the country.”