January 22 - Gebr

The new facility, which comprises of 13 employees, is jointly managed by Misel Yakop who is responsible for land transport, and Ridvan Demirhan who is in charge of air and sea freight.

Both Yakop and Demirhan will report directly to Thomas Moser, regional manager of south east/CIS, and Vojislav Jevtic, regional manager of air and sea for Turkey/Caucasus.

"The export trade volumes for Turkey are expected to increase to USD500 billion by 2023," said Jevtic. "Ten large container ports will emerge. One sea port will join the ranks amongst the top ten worldwide."

Moser emphasised the significance of the new branch as a gateway to the Caucasus and Near East: "Turkish producers steered strongly towards the Near East during the last crisis in 2008, enabling them to absorb the negative economic effects relatively well."

As a result, Turkish companies involved in transport increased their knowledge of the East and Gebrüder Weiss can now build on this network, said the company.

Gebrüder Weiss has over 80 sites between Basel and Bucharest; the new site closes the gap between these branches and the logistics terminal that opened in Georgia in autumn of 2013 - reported by HLPFI on September 25, 2013.