11 Eyl, 2020

What ıs Cabotage Day?

11 Eyl, 2020

The Maritime and Cabotage Day is celebrated every year on July 1 in Turkey is curious by most people. Citizens are looking for answers to many questions such as “What is Cabotage? Why is Cabotage Festival important? In this article, we have compiled information about Cabotage and Cabotage Feast, let’s take a look together.

What is the Meaning of CABOTAGE?

Cabotage is a privilege that allows a state to provide maritime trade to its ports. Only their own citizens can benefit from this privilege, and states have enacted the idea of ​​imposing a cabotage ban on foreign ships, as it will bring a serious return to the economy. There are some provisions regarding the authority to impose a ban on cabotage according to some international conventions.


Maritime and Cabotage Day is a holiday held in July every year to support ship management and celebrate the acquisition of the right to cabotage. It started to be celebrated 93 years ago within the scope of the Cabotage Law, which entered into force on 1 July 1926.


Cabotage Law adopted on April 20, 1926 Turkey entered into force on July 1, 1926. Law, “Turkey harbors and beaches between freight and passenger transport pilotage and towage services, Turkish citizens and Turkish flags carried by ships carrying of” bringing the provision previously open to foreign stated that these activities could do that henceforth only the Republic of Turkey citizens.
Due to the law, it started to be celebrated as Maritime and Cabotage Day every year on July 1.