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Growing Istanbul branch offers a smooth passage to Europe and the Middle East

Transmec’s Istanbul branch is streamlining its operations by moving to a new logistics centre near the city’s busy Halkali terminal and customs.

Offering 5,000 sqm of warehousing, with a covered area of 3,000 sqm, the centre at Catalca is just 1.5km from Halkali, which is the key hub for freight to and from Europe. 

“With a huge bonded area, high security, large overall capacity and proximity to the new customs office, the centre is optimising both import and export operations for our customers,” said Fulvio Villa, general manager of Transmec Turkey.

Supported by its branch in the Mediterranean port of Mersin, Transmec Turkey is handling increasing freight volumes to and from the Middle East as well as across Europe, with new lines being added on a regular basis.

Destinations served for Transmec customers include Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, Sweden, France and the UK, with freight ranging from automotive components and pharmaceuticals to manufactured goods and fashion.  

“Being part of Transmec Group’s extensive network means we’re able to offer bespoke road, rail and sea freight options, frequently combining them to provide intermodal solutions that best meet clients’ needs,” added Fulvio.