Posted on 14 February 2011
DHL: Turkey is the base for expansion in Europe
Global logistics giant DHL has announced that the volume of commercial freight services between Turkey and South Asia Pacific have surged 300 percent. According to the data by DHL Global Forwarding, the air freights from Thailand to Turkey have increased more than 100 percent, while the forwarding volume between Turkey and Singapore increased by an extraordinary 300 percent. In addition, the sea freight volume from Malaysia and Thailand to Turkey has increased by 110 percent.
During his visit in Turkey, DHL Global Forwarding South Asia-Pacific CEO Amadou Diallo and DHL Global Forwarding Middle East and Africa CEO Enver Moretti announced that their investments in Turkey will increase. Moretti said, “We are planning strategic mergers and alliances in order to strengthen our presence in the Turkish market. Also freight lines between Turkey and Sub-Saharan Africa will take priority as the number of flights to this region is on the rise.” Moretti added that they will enter the Iranian market from Turkey as well.
Diallo, meanwhile, underlined that DHL Express and DHL Global Forwarding have more than two thousand employees in Turkey and said, “Turkey is the base for expansion in Europe. We will establish a fashion centre in Turkey. The production in textile is shifting to Asian countries. That’s why Turkey is trying to be the design centre in fashion. With our fashion center, we would like to support the companies in Turkey operating in this particular field.”
4 February 2010 ISPAT (Aksam)