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Turkey logistics

Turkey has a great location between Europe and Asia, serving as a geographical and economical bridge between these continents. In addition Turkey is surrounded by seas on three sides with the Black Sea, Mediterranean and the Aegean Sea. This location offers huge opportunities for logistics between Turkey and CIS states like Russia, Ukraine, but also to Central Asian states.
In Turkey, investments in the transportation system are concentrated on land transportation infrastructure, and the country has developed one of the largest land transportation fleets in Europe. The network of highways has been developed significantly.

Maritime transportation is the most popular method of transportation for Turkey’s exports and imports. Turkey has 10,984 km of railways, operated by the General Directorate of Turkish State Railways (TCDD. The Turkish government aims to modernize the railway system through huge investment projects.

As a result of the new projects in Turkey, combined transportation will gain more importance in the future. Although sophisticated logistic services are rather new in Turkey, the sector is growing rapidly. Standing at the crossroads of major trade routes makes Turkey an important candidate to become a logistics center in the future. Turkey’s ambitious vision of 2023, the centennial founding of the Republic, envisages huge  targets for the transportation and logistics sector in Turkey.

VLS-Group is active in Turkey since many years. Our focus is on transport flows between Turkey and Russia, Ukraine and Central Asia. These transports are mainly handled by Truck transports, using Ro-Ro vessels to cross the Black Sea to CIS destinations.

Our SQAS assessed transport base of companies includes many top transportation companies from Turkey, Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. By using trucks from all these countries, VLS-Group is able to optimize the transport flows of its customers at very competitive, but reliable freight level.

Our main services are in both directions between Turkey and:

  • Russia
  • Ukraine
  • Georgia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgystan
  • Uzbekistan
  • Turkmenistan
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