Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is advising that there has been no impact to operations at the Turkish Straits following the attempted coup in Turkey, with all passages taking place as per schedule. However, vessel clearances can not currently be granted at Karadeniz Ereğli anchorage, as well as some other anchorage areas including Mersin.
There are also some delays to sailing clearances due to extra security by the authorities. At some ports, sailing permission from the Harbour Master is being withheld until vessels’ completion of immigration clearance.
ISS Turkey is working with its clients to minimise possible delays and will keep them updated.
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Inchcape Shipping Services is the world’s leading maritime and logistics service provider. With over 300 proprietary offices in 70 countries and a 4000-strong workforce the company’s diverse global customer base includes owners and charterers in the oil, cruise, container and bulk commodity sectors as well as naval, government and inter-governmental organisations.
ISS provides landside commercial and humanitarian logistics, transit, offshore support, information and data as well as a range of associated maritime services and innovative voyage-management technology. The company additionally offers a growing range of outsourcing services including global crew and marine spares logistics, port hub agency management and sophisticated Enterprise Resource Planning solutions through its subsidiary ShipNet.
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