Why Turkey should be on your logistics radar

Why Turkey should be on your logistics radar

August 02nd 2019

Being a non-vessel operating common carrier means we work with all shipping lines and have created a global network to best serve our customers. At FSC Oceans, we are experts in transporting goods to Turkey and across the globe and have a variety of freight forwarding solutions to ensure you can access the most appropriate sea freight solution tailored to your needs.

Freight Forwarding

Working with FSC Oceans means that you will have access to the experience of our logistics team, who will provide you with expertise and advice on the best sea freight option for your requirements. When we have worked with you to decide on the best international freight forwarding service for your logistics needs, we’ll then take care of the documentation and customs clearance, while also managing shipping lines and haulage. 

Our cooperative and experienced specialist logistics team can help you with ship chartering, full container load movements, less than container load shipments for smaller consignments and cross trade requirements. 

Simply put, we provide the end-to-end sea freight service to remove your logistics challenges, meaning you can concentrate on what you’re best at, all in the assurance that your cargo will arrive intact and on schedule.

Turkey: A fast growing international logistics hub

Whilst the Turkish logistics and transport sector is relatively young compared to some of its neighbours, it is increasing at a rate of knots, a reflection of the county’s notable economic growth. 

The strategic location of Turkey, joining continental Europe with Asia and the Middle East, makes it the perfect transport and logistics hub. Turkey is in a robust global position compared with its Central Asian neighbours when it comes to logistics. The nation ranks 47th on the World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index as of 2018, compared to Saudi Arabia which currently sits in 55th position. Turkey is aiming to take advantage of its enviable location by committing to position itself as the region’s leading transport and logistics centre.  

Turkey’s cargo transportation market, sea freight and maritime transport has around a 7% modal share. This is set to increase with the Turkish government backing sea freight to go from strength to strength though, and are aiming to expand this over the next 7 years to hit 10%.

The Turkish government’s plans are not going unnoticed in Europe, with the European Parliament noting that the importance of maritime freight transport is rising in importance in Turkey. A great example of this is the 105% increase in sea freight volumes compared to the previous decade!

Increasing Sea Freight Capacity

Capacities of ports in Turkey are expected to increase 100% by 2023, with 220 ports already open to commercial ventures across Turkey’s 8,200 kilometres of coastline. By 2023, it is expected that the value of cargo unloaded and loaded at Turkish ports will reach £812 million, making it a hotbed for international operators.

With all of this increasing demand the expectation for heightened traffic of international freight forwarding, new investment has been required. Currently, this funding has mainly come through the private sector with around 130 of Turkey’s 220 commercial ports currently being operated by private companies. This number is expected to be boosted even further through privatisation and public-private partnerships (PPPs).

One to watch, this part of Western Asia and South Eastern Europe should be firmly on all transport and logistics professionals’ radars for the lucrative rewards they could reap in Turkey. 

Looking for the right sea freight option for your businesses logistics needs? Our experienced logistics team at FSC Oceans will help you find the perfect solution.

Find out more about how FSC Oceans can handle your logistics needs here: https://www.fscoceans.com/