Nigeria and Turkey seek collaboration on ships, shipyards

The Nigerian Ship owners’ Association (NISA) and Turkish Shipowners’ Association (TUSA) has flagged off a working rela­tionship in the Nigeria maritime sector to develop water transpor­tation and ship yards.

The TUSA President, Capt. Yu­nus Can explained at NISA’s secretariat in Lagos that the mutual working relationship between Nigeria and Turkey would lead to enhanced availability of pas­sengers boats, development of shipyards and blueprint for ship maintenance.
Yunus Can noted that the col­laboration was pertinent in other to move the country’s maritime industry forward.

He added: “Our association is ready to collaborate with NISA in the area of shipbuilding, repair and sharing of latest shipping technology.” Yunus Can said that TUSA had been in existence for over a century, and was blessed with noteworthy wealth of expe­rience, which it would be ready to share with its Nigeria counter­part.

He said: “We are ready to col­laborate with you. We are ready to know you, exchange contact with you and collaborate for the future.

“Since I came into this country I have not found any shipbuilding or repair yard but I don’t know whether anyone exist that I may not have seen but TUSA is ready to help you in this regard.

“We will exchange idea. We will support you in building pas­sengers ships and we will help set them up. We will bring in technol­ogy for ship building and repair.”
The TUSA President assured that he would personally work, towards effective development of shipbuilding and repair yards, by helping in the provision of tech­nology that would help in setting up shipyards in the country.

Also, the President of NISA, Capt. Niyi Labinjo said that the visit of TUSA was strategic and highly important because there was a lot to learn from the associa­tion because of its many years of experience and it’s latest technol­ogy in shipping.

He noted: “We are much aware of the progress you have made in the shipping industry. We are aware that your maritime indus­try has grown tremendously and your technology is of global best practices.

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