A very important step was taken regarding the planned voyages between Izmir and Thessaloniki. Izmir Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer, Thessaloniki delegation came to Turkey in time for the start of Historic Gas Plant and met with industry representatives. İzmir - Soyan, who said that the two most beautiful cities of the world will be united with the Mediterranean ship line, said ”Büyükşehir Belediyemiz will give its support for the promotion, marketing and strengthening of this line with all its facilities İzmir. It was decided that all sectors would cooperate for the realization of the project at the two-hour summit.
After years of efforts for the start of the voyages between İzmir and Thessaloniki, they reach the target. Historical details of the project were discussed at the summit hosted by Tunç Soyer, Mayor of İzmir Metropolitan Municipality. Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Consul General Argyro Papoulia, Chairman of TÜRSAB Aegean Region Representation Osman Tolga Gencer, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Shipping, Yusuf Öztürk, Izmir Maritime Transporters, Road and Freight Transporters and Agency Owners Association President Ayhan Turhan, project consultants Michalis Triandafillis and journalist Süleyman Gençel, the Levante Ferries Maritime company officials who want to do the voyage and a delegation from Thessaloniki took place.
Dream becomes reality
İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer, who made the opening speech of the meeting, said that they are together for the beginning of a very important project and said çok We came together to mature this project and talk about the next stages. Thank you for your participation and support. This is a publicity meeting. It makes us all happy to see the dream of many years become a reality. The technical details we will talk about, the subjects that need to be learned, the questions to ask, but I think we will do them in the process. This line will be more than just trade, tourism, employment. In 2015 the company has won the title of having the most beautiful ferry in the world and wants to run this line. I would like to thank them for joining the two most beautiful cities in the world on their most beautiful ship. I know that the institutions of both cities will have people on this line. As the President of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, I would like to say that; Our municipality will do whatever it can to promote, market and strengthen this line with all its facilities. God willing, as soon as we realize the trip on board, İn he said.
Thanks to President Soyer
Argyro Papoulia, Consul of Greece in Izmir, stated that the project is important for the development of trade and tourism between the two countries. He said that in 2016 there was a cooperation agreement between the prime minister of both countries. During the Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Tunç Soyer, during the Mayor of Seferihisar, they cooperated with Samos and underlined the fact that this cooperation continued with different projects. I hope that we will be the passengers of this line as soon as possible Um.
3 day two ships per week
Yorgos Theodosis, owner of Levante Ferries Shipping, who wants to start flights between the two countries, stated that they are ready to serve three days a week with two ships on the Izmir-Thessaloniki ship line. Since the 2001, we are taking important steps for the realization of the project. Our ship will depart from Alsancak Port in the evening and will be in Thessaloniki in the morning. In the afternoon, he will leave from Thessaloniki and arrive in Izmir in the morning. There is no tour agency in the world that we do not cooperate with. With the start of the voyages, the people of the two countries will get to know each other, tourism will develop and the volume of business will increase. Gemi
Support decision received
The Maritime Chamber of Commerce President Yusuf Ozturk of Turkey in Europe with early access to Europe's largest truck fleet has stressed the importance of the line. Reminding that the port of Thessaloniki is a transit point to both Southern Europe, the Balkans and Italy, Ozturk said they would give the support needed for the work of the line. The representatives of the mentioned area chambers at the meeting, Izmir will be instrumental -Selanik navigation of the formation cruise lines between Turkey and Greece and in drawing attention to the opportunity to show the natural wealth of a program, the two countries will take place in the eastern Mediterranean dock, it decided to cooperate for the start of the line time . Levante Ferries Shipping, which plans to conduct sailing between İzmir-Thessaloniki, was introduced to the ships carrying trucks, cars and passengers. One of the vessels is 160 and the other is 190 meters long. One has 400 passenger, the 60 truck capacity, and the other one has the 1350 truck and 120 truck capacity.