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Turkey will increase the amount of fees for passage through the straits

04.10.2022 ТАСС 124 просмотров

Turkey will receive $200 million a year for the passage of ships through the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles.


Turkey's annual revenues from fees for the passage of merchant ships through the Bosphorus and Dardanelles Straits will amount to about $ 200 million. This was announced on Monday by the head of the Ministry of Transport of the country, Adil Karaismayiloglu, on the CNN Turk TV channel.


According to the minister, this week it is planned to increase the amount of fees, which has remained unchanged since 1983. It is calculated on the basis of the gold franc since the signing of the Montreux Convention in 1936, which regulates navigation in the Straits zone.


"We have updated the system of collecting fees across the straits and announced to the world that we will change it annually on July 1. We are talking about increasing fees for the passage of ships without stopping from $ 30 million a year to $ 200 million," the head of the Turkish Ministry of Transport said.


At the signing of the Montreux Convention, the gold franc was equated to $ 0.8, now the cost has been increased to $ 4.08. According to the second article of the convention, the collection of fees for the passage of ships through the straits is carried out for medical control, a lighthouse and ship evacuation services. At the same time, the full amount of fees is determined based on the net tonnage of the merchant vessel.


Earlier it was reported that Turkey plans to change the system of fees from October 7.


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