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A New Approach to Sea Transportation: An Applicationin Turkey


  • Alper Erturk

    (Duzce University, Duzce, Turkey)

  • Tugkan Arici

    (Gebze Technical University, Kocaeli, 41400, Turkey)

  • Orhan Comlek

    (TUBITAK Marmara Teknokent General Manager, Kocaeli, 41400, Turkey)

  • M. Sahin Gok

    (Gebze Technical University,Kocaeli, 41400, Turkey)


This study has been conducted to detect the strengths and the improvement requiring areas of sea transportation in Turkey via SWOT analysis, and the opportunities this sector brings to Turkey and the threats that might appear have been put forward in several aspects. When the necessary advances have been made considering the outcomes of this study, it can be foreseen that Turkish navigation can make a swift progress and assume its place in the top 5 mercantile fleets of the World Trade Fleet. Moreover, thisnew approach that can be developed through the example of Turkey, especially in the context of SWOT analysis methodology, can get to be seen as a role model before the other developing countries.Sea transportation is not merely a transportation sector. Along with goods and human transportation, ship building industry, port services, sea insurance and sea tourism are among the many naval activities.Because of all these, sea transportation has a significant place in international trade. The overallcommercial value of world trade mounting up to 15 trillion US dollars, 9 trillion dollars of this has been conducted via sea transportation. In other words, 60 percent of world commerce has been done throughsea transportation (GISBIR, 2013). Furthermore, the volume of the dry bulk market via sea transportation is expected to grow by 6 percent between the years 2014 and 2018 (GISBIR, 2013). Key Words:Sea transportation, Sea merchandise, Transportation sector, SWOT analysis

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  • Alper Erturk & Tugkan Arici & Orhan Comlek & M. Sahin Gok, 2017. "A New Approach to Sea Transportation: An Applicationin Turkey," International Journal of Research in Business and Social Science (2147-4478), Center for the Strategic Studies in Business and Finance, vol. 6(1), pages 117-126, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:rbs:ijbrss:v:6:y:2017:i:1:p:117-126

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