Turkey’s Aliaga region is likely to generate more than 800,000mt of ship scrap in 2021, according to Gemisander, a local association for shipbreakers.
The shipbreaking business is anticipated to remain robust in Turkey as more passenger ships get scheduled for dismantling because of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global cruise industry.
Around 118 different types of ships were dismantled in Turkey last year versus 128 ships in 2019. However, 855,000mt of ship scrap was generated in 2020 compared to 654,000mt in 2019, Gemisander indicated. The increase in scrap generation is explained by the fact that ships with higher weight arrived in Aliaga for dismantling last year. Around 22 companies offer shipbreaking services in Turkey at present.