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. Minister Uraloğlu said, “As of July 1, we are bringing a new increase to the wage increase that will increase the foreign exchange entry into the country through the Straits, which we did for the first time in 39 years. With the new price update, international ships will pass through the Turkish Straits at increased prices over the newly determined figures,” he said.
First update in 2022 after 39 years
Minister Uraloğlu stated that the rules determined by the Montreux Convention were applied in the Bosphorus tolls and said, “From 1983 to October 7, 2022, 0.8063 dollars was charged per net ton of ships from international ships passing through the Straits. After 39 years, on October 7, 2022, with the Presidential Decision, we updated these fees and increased the net tonne fee from ships to $4.08. We are updating this fee as $4.42 as of July 1, 2023.”
Prices will be updated 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. is based. Until last year, these prices remained stable. With the Presidential Decision, we will now update these prices every year.”
“The income we get from our straits will increase”
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 October 7, 2022, a ship from lighthouse, rescue and health services was paying a total of 3,240 dollars. This fee increased to 16 thousand 393 dollars in October 2022, when the first price adjustment was made. 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 exchange inflow to the country.”