The Turkish Straits, which include the Bosphorus (Istanbul) and Dardanelles (Çanakkale) waterways, divide Asia from Europe.
The Bosphorus is a 17-mile waterway that connects the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara, and the Dardanelles is a 40-mile waterway that links the Sea of Marmara with the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas. Both waterways are located in Turkey and supply Western and Southern Europe with commodities from Black Sea ports and the Caspian Sea region.
Only half a mile wide at the narrowest point, the Turkish Straits are among the world’s most difficult waterways to navigate because of their sinuous geography. About 70,000 vessels transit the Turkish Straits each year, making this area one of the world’s busiest and most risky waterways. Commercial shipping has the right of free passage through the Turkish Straits according to Turkey’s security regulations on environmental issues.
Therefore, all ships need an experienced shipping agent to coordinate smooth and safe transit passages as per local and VTS (Vessel Traffic Service) Regulations at Turkish Straits.
As ALİZE AGENT, we provide following services to our clients :
- Shipping Agency Service
- Transit Passage Arrangements
- Monitoring Ship Passages and regular feedback to our clients
- Crew Change including Immigration Formalities, Meet and Greet Service at the Airport, Hotel Accommodation, Shore Pass Arrangements