The seminar titled as ‘New Developments in Global Maritime’ was organized by University of Kyrenia GÜDENMER, Maritime Center.
The acting dean of Maritime Faculty Assoc. Dr. Mehmet Fatih Hüseyinoğlu, department heads, lecturers, representatives of International Political Economy IPE Club, sector representatives and students attended the seminar, which took place on Tuesday 24th of December 2019 with the speech presented by Cemalettin Şevli, the director of Cyprus Turkish Maritime Company.
Head of Güdenmer Enver Yetkili started his opening speech by introducing Cemalettin Şevli, and explained that the maritime sector is a continuously developing sector and also provide information about the changes in the maritime trade with the increasing world population based on historical examples and data.
Cemalettin Şevli started his speech by thanking GÜDENMER and continued by explaining his personal career as the Director of Cyprus Turkish Maritime Company and expressed his pleasure to meet with the young people at the University of Kyrenia.
Şevli stated that the world maritime sector has developed politically and technologically and that the political developments have affected the maritime trade. Cemalettin Şevli, who gave examples of some new concepts in world maritime, talked about the implementation of Polar code introduced by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Şevli stated that with the melting of the glaciers, new trade routes were opened in the polar regions and the reflections of this on the maritime trade were explained through the data.
Cemalettin Şevli emphasized the importance of the concept of cyber security in the maritime trade with the development of technology by presenting current examples and also explained that autonomous (unmanned) ships are on the agenda in the recent period.
Şevli underlined that the autonomous (unmanned) ships of the coastal voyage will be activated in 2020, and international voyages will be activated in 2025 and in 2035 a complete autonomous ship will take place in the world market.
In this case, Cemalettin Şevli, who exemplifies the possible legal and technical regulations which may be needed, also mentioned the international regulations for the use of clean energy in order to prevent environmental pollution caused by ships.
Şevli stated that the according to the current data maritime sector is a male-dominated sector and that women’s employment in the maritime sector should be increased and the maritime culture should be developed in this direction.
Cemalettin Şevli, touching on the historical process that paves the way for the need for mega ships, mentioned the arrangements made in different areas of the sector.
Cemalettin Şevli ended his speech by thanking Founding Rector of Near East University Dr. Suat Günsel and Founding Rector of University of Kyrenia Asst. Prof. Dr. Cemre S. Günsel Haskasap for their important investments in the fields of education and health.
At the end of the seminar, Director of Maritime Vocational School and Board member of GÜDENMER Oceangoing Master Hilmi Şahlı presented Cemalettin Şevli a certificate of appreciation for his participation in the seminar.