Turkish port and logistics services Cey Group has purchased three harbour tugs to bolster its towage capabilities
Its subsidiary, Ceyport Tekirdağ Uluslararası Liman İşletmeciliği, has acquired three tugs from owner and shipbuilder Med Marine to enhance its fleet operations. These tugs were built by Med Marine at its Eregli Shipyard and operated in Turkish ports.
They have been renamed and are being operated in Ceyport Tekirdağ Port, located in Tekirdağ, on the Marmara coast of Turkey. Cey Group board vice chairman Berzan Avci said these purchases could be followed with other acquisitions.
“Thanks to our co-operation with Med Marine, the marine fleet and tugboat needs of our Ceyport Tekirdağ Port have been resolved,” he said. “We hope that our co-operation will continue in the coming years.”
By purchasing existing tugs, Cey Group has obtained vessels with many years of operation and lengthy track records in Turkish ports. “The tugboats’ performance are well-proven as they were operated in Med Marine’s fleet for many years and we believe they will be a good fit for Cey Group’s fleet,” said Med Marine sales manager Melis Üçüncü.
Cey Group operates in Turkish ports located on the coasts of the Marmara, Aegean, Mediterranean and Black seas.
In this deal, it has bought three twin-screw type tugboats designed by Robert Allan including 2011-built Evyap M , renamed Cey V. This 22.5-m long tug is used for harbour operations and coastal towage. It has a draught of 2.95 m, bollard pull of 40 tonnes and speed of 12 knots from two MTU 12-cylinder 4000M61R engines with combined power of 2,280 kW. These drive two Promarine twin screw propellers of 2.08-m diameter.
Another of these purchases was Med Marine’s 18-m, 2003-built harbour tug Diler Port, renamed Cey VI. This has a 6.7 m beam, moulded hull depth of 3.8 m, 30 tonnes of bollard pull and 10 knots speed. It has two Caterpillar 3508B main engines producing 1,431 kW of power and turning two 1.7-m diameter propellers.
Cey Group’s logistics division manages major ports and logistic centres including the harbours of Samsun Port, Ceyport Tekirdağ, Erdemir Port and Mesbaş Port.
It also operates in the Mesbaş and Sasbaş free zones and logistics centres located in İstanbul, İzmir, Kocaeli, Mersin, Hatay and Samsun.
It provides services in the Ambarlı Ports dry port terminal and Mersin International Port’s tank terminal in Ceyhan.
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