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  • Grimaldi launches ro-ro service between Mediterranean and Mexico

    April 19, 2017

    Italian ocean ro-ro provider, Grimaldi Group, has set up a service between Italy and Mexico dedicated to carrying vehicles, rolling freight and project cargo. The service connects the Italian ports of Civitavecchia and Savona with the port of Veracruz in Mexico. It will run via Turkey’s port of Gemlik and ports in North America, including …

  • Turkey’s auto sector grows in the midst of political turmoil

    April 13, 2017

    Representatives of Turkey’s automotive industry and the government’s investment support agency met in London, UK, last month to discuss the challenges the country faces in getting back on track toward production and export growth, following a politically turbulent two years. Despite the disruption, it seems the Turkish automotive sector is recovering well – both domestically …

  • ANT Lojistik invests in fleet to support Mercedes contract in Turkey

    April 12, 2017

    The Turkish division of German carmaker Mercedes-Benz – Mercedes-Benz Türk – has signed a deal with domestic finished vehicle logistics provider ANT Lojistik for the delivery of cars to dealerships across the country. Under the contract, which will run for a five and a half years, ANT will be the sole provider of outbound logistics …

  • Ekol Logistics enters Slovenia

    March 29, 2017

    Turkish transport and logistics provider Ekol Logistics has officially entered its 15th country with the establishment of a local branch in Slovenia. “Ekol Slovenia will provide services of international and domestic FTL [full truckload] and groupage transport,” said Miha Ulcar, manager of the Slovenian branch. The company, which will be operational within a couple of …

  • Ekol’s Alternative Transport launches sixth ro-ro vessel

    November 21, 2016

    Alternative Transport, the maritime ro-ro division of Turkish transport and logistics provider Ekol Logistics, has launched its sixth vessel at an event in Flensburg Germany. The vessel, named Meleq, will join the fleet in February next year and provide services between Turkey and Italy. The 210-metre long Meleq, which was was built by Germany shipbuilding …

  • Ekol signs €12m order with Mercedes-Benz Trucks

    July 26, 2016

    Turkish transport and logistics provider Ekol Logistics has increased its European truck fleet with the purchase of 150 trucks from Mercedes-Benz. The Actros Lowliner models have been bought by Ekol’s division in Romania, which began operations in 2011. It is the first time Mercedes-Benz Trucks has supplied Ekol Logistics. According to the truckmaker, the new …

  • Turkish car sector bounces back quickly from failed coup disruption

    July 20, 2016

    [Updated July 21st] The short-lived military coup that was attempted in Turkey last weekend had only a limited impact on the automotive sector in the country, according to representatives at the carmakers and ports, though how Thursday’s declaration of a state of emergency in the country is going to impact business is unclear at this …

  • Russia begins to ease restrictions on Turkish imports

    July 12, 2016

    A number of players in the Russian automotive sector are beginning to report an easing in the additional customs restrictions that have been used to target parts imports from Turkey since two of its F-16 fighters shot down a Russian Su-24M bomber near the Syrian border late last year. In the weeks immediately after the …

  • Russia conference: Turkish exports still struggling to find their way into Russia

    July 4, 2016

    Sanctions on Turkish imports imposed by Russia last year have eased, but difficulties still remain for those seeking to move goods across the border, delegates at last week’s Automotive Logistics Russia conference were told. Despite some longstanding trade agreements, tensions replaced ties late last year as two Turkish F-16 fighters shot down a Russian Su-24M …

  • Ekol Logistics expansion gathers pace in Bulgaria

    March 22, 2016

    Turkey’s Ekol Logistics has opened a facility in Bulgaria as it expands activity across Europe. It is the 12th country the transport and logistics provider now provides services in – services a spokesperson has confirmed will extend to the automotive industry. The company said a 1,000 sq.m cross-dock warehouse, located close to Bulgaria’s main airport …