Turkey Ban Hits Wellard's Ship Charter
Australia's largest live animal exporter, Wellard, is closely watching reports that Turkey has halted imports of live cattle.Turkey last week unexpectedly revealed that it has halted imports of live feeder cattle from all countries.Wellard informed the local stock exchange that that it has received preliminary reports that the Turkish Government has imposed a halt on the import of live feeder cattle into Turkey from all countries."At present, it is not clear how long the halt may last. News reports indicate that the halt may be temporary.
Turkey to Ramp up Corn Imports
Turkey's state grain agency TMO is expected to buy up to 320,000 tonnes of animal feed corn in the coming months after the Turkish government approved a large import programme, traders said on Monday. Turkey's state grains board TMO has been granted the right to import 500,000 tonnes of duty-free corn up to Dec. 31, 2017, a cabinet decision in the Turkish official gazette published on May 11 showed. The 500,000 tonnes included about 180,000 tonnes of corn purchased by the TMO in an international tender on Thursday, a TMO source said.
Turkish LPD Comes into Effect
Turkey has launched the building phase of its amphibious landing platform dock (LPD) warship for the Turkish Naval Forces with a ceremony on April 30, says Hurriyet. Last year, the Turkish government announced it signed a nearly $ 1 billion deal with a local shipyard to produce the country's first LPD. Turkey's procurement agency, the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM), said SSM and Sedef, a Turkish shipyard, agreed to pen the deal after contract negotiations. Turkish companies…
MTU Engines for Turkish Landing Ships
The Tognum subsidiary MTU Turkey will supply, from June 2010, a total of 16 MTU Series 4000 engines to power eight Turkish landing ships for transporting tanks and vehicles. The supply scope of the order placed by SSM, the Turkish government authority, with MTU Turkey also includes the gearboxes and Bluevision, MTU ship automation systems for propulsion control. Turkey fully directed development of the landing ships, each of which will be powered by two MTU 16V 4000 M70 diesel engines with a total output of 4,640 kW (6,222 bhp), capable of accelerating the ships to a speed of 20 knots.