Black Sea maritime transport corridors in relation with EU projects

Guler N.

2nd International Conference on Maritime Heritage/4th International Conference on Maritime Engineering, Ports and Waterways, Barcelona, Spain, 18 - 20 April 2005, pp.293-300 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Barcelona
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.293-300
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


Because of its strategic location, the Black Sea constitutes a unique link between Europe and Asia with a very important role in world trade. Also through Istanbul and Canakkale Straits (Bosphorus and Dardanelles) transportation between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean is provided. These straits are one of the busiest maritime routes in the world with an annual average of 40,000 transit vessel passages.