why supply in ıstanbul?
“Time is Money”
As well as supplying provisions to vessels at Istanbul anchorage area, Atlas offer an off-limits services that allows ships to receive stores and spare parts and even change crews while passing Bosphorus at slow down transit , thus saving precious time of the ships and money.
Atlas offers you full range of its services while your vessels are in transit passage at Bosporus Straits.
The ultimate advantages of supplies at Istanbul Transıt are:
• Fast, safe and efficient operations without causing any delay to your vessels.
• Minimal transportation costs due to the unique logistically convenient location.
• Availability of all types of products within a close reach.
• Modernized Customs Regime have eased the Transit Applications to help incoming / outgoing spare parts deliveries.
• Supplies to transiting vessels at slow down speed without dropping the anchor or stopping the engines to avoid causing any delay in their navigation program and valuable time.
Key information regarding supply in transit operations:
All vessels have a waiting time prior crossing southbound or northbound Bosphorus and none vessel may cross the straight upon arrival. It goes without saying that if a vessel will drop anchor for any reason other than provisions & stores supply, however whole delivery is affected at the anchorage area.
For vessels coming from Black Sea awaiting passage permission from VTS at the northern entrance of Bosphorus channel, at that point deliveries are not allowed. Deliveries effected at Istanbul road, after vessel's exit the channel 1 NM after the disembarkation of the pilot. While vessel is underway in slow down speed we supply en route and delivery is completed without stoppage. Waiting time may vary in accordance with vessel's type, vessel's LOA, weather conditions and the number of vessels awaiting for passage from 6 hours up to several days sometimes (specially in winter time for crude carriers over than 200 meters LOA).
For vessels coming from Aegean Sea, we always meet the vessels upon their arrival to Istanbul road and more specificly 2 NM south of Sivriada island (approx 10 NM prior the Bosphorus entrance), which is the drifting area for vessels. In view of above it's obvious that none vessel coming from Aegean Sea may face any delay on operations, due to provisions & stores delivery.