February 4 - Freight forwarder Bellville Rodair International (BRI) has opened a new office in Istanbul, Turkey.

Fatih Karsliogou, formerly of UTI and Hapag-Lloyd, has been appointed branch manager of the new office. Wojtek Grzybowsk, previously employed at BRI's London headquarters, will assist Karsliogou.

"We are all very excited by the opening of our first branch in Turkey. We are building a strong team and are confident the 'BRI service standards' can be upheld in the expanding Turkish marketplace,"said Terry Walpole, chairman of BRI.