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GAC signs bunker deal in Turkey

 GAC Turkey has announced its appointment by Sweden based Salén Ship Management as agent for MS Island Sky’s port calls for the remainder of 2015 and throughout next year. The deal, which covers the Noble Caledonian 114 passenger vessel’s 64 calls, comes hot on the heels of GAC UK clinching the PONANT Le Boréal and L’Austral business two weeks ago. The contract covers ship agency, husbandry services, ship spares logistics and bunker fuels, and passenger and crew support services.Per Flodberg, Salén Ship Management’s Head of Operations, said GAC’s network of seven offices covering all Turkish ports was one of the main factors in their selection of a ship agent:“GAC’s presence throughout Turkey together with their decades of expertise and focus on long term relationships impressed us. Their ability to provide services to cruise liners in addition to traditional ship agency, such as bunker fuels and ship spares logistics, was a bonus and leaves me free to concentrate on other matters.”Ilker Atag, GAC Turkey’s cruise specialist and Assistant General Manager, Shipping, said: “We’re delighted to be able to announce this partnership with Salén which coincides with Seatrade Europe in Hamburg this week. GAC has our own stand for the first time ...

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NGO Shipbreaking Platform visits recycling yards in Turkey

  The NGO Shipbreaking Platform, a global coalition of 19 environmental, human rights and labour rights organisations campaigning for safe, clean and just ship recycling worldwide, came together for its annual general meeting in Izmir, Turkey. Members and representatives from organisations based in Europe and South Asia, where the largest shipbreaking countries are located, participated in the meeting. Moreover, external experts such as prominent lawyers and labour rights activists joined the meeting in order to discuss the current situation of the global ship recycling industry. The Platform visited the ship recycling yards located in Aliaga, Turkey. In light of the discussions surrounding the application of yards to become approved under the EU Ship Recycling Regulation, the Platform will issue a briefing paper on ship recycling in Turkey. All facilities in Turkey are expected to apply for the list of approved ship recycling facilities which the European Commission will publish by mid-2016. The Platform discussed with the members of the Turkish ship recyclers association which challenges they have to face in order to become EU-listed, such as persisting gaps in occupational health and safety provisions. The objective of the Regulation is to reduce the negative impacts linked to the recycling of ...

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