Transportation services to the Middle East are now being offered by Transmec in Turkey.
With Turkey already a key link serving Europe and the former Russian Republics, the development of the new lines has been a natural step.
The new service links the countries of the Middle East, both via road and a sea-road multimodal service.
Departing from Istanbul, typical transit times are 3 days to Iraq, 5 days to Iran and 18 days to Afghanistan by road. Via sea freight, transit times are 4 days to Beirut and 12 days to Dubai.
Fulvio Villa, Transmec’s General Manager for Turkey, said: "We have launched these new lines having listened to the needs of our customers and the market. They open up a huge area with wide-ranging development opportunities."