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Old 17 Feb 2012
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FERRY Turkey to Egypt

Hi Mehmet

@istanbul bisiklet motosiklet

you guys in Istanbul have probably more possibilities or connections to Mersin and the mentioned

MENA Lines

Would you mind having a closer view or phone a friend of a friend of a friend and make some research ...

I think lots of overlander would be happy

Thanks

Thomas & Andrea
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As told by government:
every monday and thursday evening,Turkish roro ship with a capasity of 120 TIR. will start to carry passengers and cars from mersin to alexandria.. signatures are just completed for agreement between 2 countries..very soon prices will be clear and first start is on Feb.27 evenıng.

As told by the company:
All will be more clear next week.
This projects may meet some delays because the problem over south east cycprus is not solved yet..warships are still in the area.. there is ungentle and great competition between Turkish,Italian, and Greece Shipping companies..
As you know, things change so fast in the area..

On Monday evening will call the company again for details.Their main office is in istanbul, and will write all here then.

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Hey Mehmet

You are the man and thanks for the information

Looks like this is going to work and will solve the Syria problem

And yes, would be very good to know how much the price (all incl.) for the transfer is ....

Happy trails and thanks again

Thomas & Andrea
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Hi Mehmet, Hi Thomas & Andrea,

First I will introduce myself: me and my girlfriend are currently travelling overland by car from the Netherlands to South Africa (and intend to also drive back).

We are currently in Cappadoccia (Turkey) and will be at the Turkish/Syrian border at the end of this week. We intend to drive through Syria in 1 or 2 days, but only if it is possible and safe enough. We have some lines with people in Syria who may be able to help us, but most of all we would be pleased if a guide/taxi driver/other tourists could join us on our trip trough Syria for safety reasons.

We are of course looking for a "plan B", e.g. shipping our car from Mersin to Alexandria. This seems to be possible with 1 company, but is expensive and a lot of hassle. Also it is not a roro, which means that we should get to Egypt ourselves while our car would be shipped.

Having said all the above, I am very pleased to read this post. If there would be a RoRo from Turkey to Egypt as from next week, I would definately like to know ALL the details! What should I do to get more information?

Could you guys be of any help to me? And Thomas & Andrea, what are your plans? Please let me know, just in case we could do things together if that would work better.

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First start is on feb.27.

MERSIN(TURKEY)-ALEXANDRIA(EGYPT)
every monday and thursday afternoon (certain)

ALEXANDRIA-MERSİN
every wednesday and saturday
roll on/roll off ferry service for trucks,cars,bikes and passengers

ship owner... Turkish menalines
ship name.... Rüzgar
capacity...... 120 trucks
photo.......... Below

Ticket Sales
MERSİN agent.........: Atakol (0324)2386830
ALEXANDRIA agent...: Kadmar Shipping

alexandria
32.saad zaghloul str.
(203)4862832- 4860689-4840680/3 lines
fax (203)4848326
general@kadmar.com

Also has offices in...:
cairo
15 lebanon street,el mohandesein,cairo
20-(0)-233445734 and 33052284

port said
El mahrousa building, mahmoud sedkey and banama str
20-(0)-663344016 and 18 fax.17
20-(0)-663354330
portsaid@kadmar.com

Just had a meeting with company owner in istanbul main office and will meet again a few hours later to learn prices and schedule (not clear yet)..

There are so many trucks waiting for this ship on the way to/from Gulf countries so make your reservations at once and get your tickets.

Wish you all happy and safe trips.
mehmet zeki.
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Hi Thomas & Andrea,

what are your plans? Please let me know, just in case we could do things together if that would work better.

Best regards,
Daan
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Hi Daan

already in Turkey, you are to early for us, sorry

.... but we will follow

Greets and good luck

T. u. A.
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I just heard from Atakin that it is very unsure if the RoRo will indeed depart on 27 February. Most probably not, but maybe later. There may be more information at the end of the week.

Furthermore, I just heard from some people in/around Syria that it is most probably safe to cross the country, so overlanders should make up their minds and find out if this is not just the best option (I will make up my mind this week and may cross Syria in about a small week).
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" looks like the ferry service from Mersin to Alexandria will start end of February ....

RORO services to start between Turkey and Egypt


This could be the solution for all travelling EastAfrica by or 4x4"

We are in March and what is the situation about this ferry?

I'm afraid there are no good news for now...

RR.
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Hi

.... any news on this RoRo ghostship from Mersin to Alexandria ...

Thomas & Andrea

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Good news are coming.......

Our club is pleased to bring a solution to this big problem.
Only 2 bikes per week this year for sea delivery.
We will be together until end of customs formalities here in İstanbul, will give the written certificate for transport of the bike,will help you to make the crate in our club garage,get your exit stamp for bike on passport page FREE OF CHARGE.
But we can accept only 2 bikes every week.

Now cargo ships only for bikes in crates from İstanbul-Ambarlı to Alexandria or Port Sait available every week end.
Customs clearings once a week every Friday until midnight.
Crate tracking will be available on net.
Delivery time 8-9 days.
Agent in Egypt will help you during customs clearings there.You can do it yourself there or agent will do it for you and charge you in egypt.What you need is time and patience and insallah!

Airfreight always available from/to İstanbul from/to any city on the world.Our club garage is just 11 km.far from İstanbul Atatürk int.airport.

You will pay only your personal expenses and materials that will be used for the crate.Çay,water also free by club.thanks to our bottled water sponsor.

Here how we do it for our search and rescue team bikes and how you will do it and share your time with us.

You must stay close to our club garage for less taxi and transport expenses.
If you can't, we will find a cheap pension or a room in Tourism school hotel or teachers home to stay for you.We need you personally on whole friday until latest midnight after the crate is finished even we do nothing but sit and talk.we will all be free after getting informed that your passport pages are also stamped and crates are on board.
Club garage is just 11 km.far from İstanbul Atatürk Int.Airport and ambarlı sea port 35.You can put all your panniers,helmet,boots,any legal luggage inside crate.This will be confirmed in written by the club to customs in Turkish and English.
EXPENSES FOR 1 BIKE
what we pay and what you will pay.
Crate Dimensions 220 X 110 X 80 cm.approx.weight 250-300 kğ.

Sea Delivery in a container. 960 USD.
metal crate............230 euro.(Ebay,Honda,yamaha,kawasaki original)
wooden coverings...50
others...................40 screws,bolts,nylon,fixers,etc.
truck transfer.........70 from club to port
taxi costs..............40 if we have to get.
total(all included 960 Dolars and 430 euros.)

Hope all is clear.Dont hesitate to ask anymore questions here you may have so everyone can get this useful information.

Wish you all the best.
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Clearing Agent in Istanbul

We are shipping our bike from India to Istanbul and the motorcycles will reach Istanbul by 15th July. . . can you help or suggest a clearing agent at the port to clear our motorcycles . . . . can we clear our bikes on our own . . . what are the formalities and costs involved going through an agent ? please help
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and for cars, no possible?

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Getting to Africa

Hi all,

We are driving our tuk tuk around the world but the first stage is from London to Cape Town. Our main problem at the moment is finding a ferry that will get us access to Africa. I think our 2 main options having looked on here are as follows:

1. Italy (north east of Venice) to Israel. We are not sure whether this still goes or not? And if we do go to Israel what Sudan will think of that stamp? and on the carnet etc (even if we get it on paper)

2. Turkey to Egypt. Again not sure whether anyone has had any success with this recently?

We will be looking to get the ferry early to mid Oct.

Any pointers would be much appreciated.

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5 hours later a friend will start riding to mersin to get the ferry to port sait on friday at 10 pm. after his cönfirmation,the current information will be announced here..we were together and talked a lot today..so the honour of giving this good information will belong to him,Bert Houben from Belgium..Some more patience and hope good news will follow.
wish you all the best...
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Thanks for your help. That sounds great.

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