The threat of overcapacity in Turkey continues to hang over the sector, as operators rush to meet the changing demands of shipping lines.
Roy van Eijsden, managing director of Royal HaskoningDHV Turkey ELC Group, told delegates at Transport Events’ 3rd Black Sea Ports and Shipping 2014 conference: “We don’t share every project’s opinion: some large projects will never be developed for a number of reasons.”
Location, demand, hinterland links, berth capacity and storage were all cited as factors that need greater consideration in the region. “Some of the projects planned in this region fail on these criteria. Transhipment should be seen as a possible extra but not as a basis for construction.” He added that terminal competition in the region is getting “fierce and getting fiercer”.
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