Ship supply and provision companies, which meet the material needs of ships such as food, maintenance-repair, cabins, machinery and spare parts, play an important role in maritime trade and maritime logistics. Ship supply companies also contribute greatly to the country's economy with the intense employment and added value they provide.
The supply and provisions sector also supports the development of the sub-industry and spare parts manufacturers with the variety of services it provides to ships.
Turkey is at the center of world trade with its strategic geopolitical location, surrounded by the sea on three sides, its numerous ports, its proximity to trade routes and its two Straits. To the extent that the Bosphorus and Dardanelles Straits, through which more than 50 thousand ships pass annually, strengthen their role as a supply center, the companies that supply equipment and provisions to these ships also provide export and foreign exchange income to the country.