Gebrüder Weiss prepares for Turkey’s growing appeal to European importers and exporters
International transport and logistics company Gebrüder Weiss is preparing for Turkey’s growing appeal to European importers and exporters by making more specialists and transport connections available. The main focus is on transports between Turkey and its key trading partner, Germany, as well as the Benelux countries. Early in December, as part of expanding its services, the logistics company fully integrated the recently-acquired freight forwarding company 3S Transport & Logistics into the Gebrüder Weiss Turkey country organisation.
“The demand for transport on the Middle Corridor route is steadily increasing. Due to the increased transit volume, Turkey is gaining further importance as a central logistics hub between Europe and Asia,” says Thomas Moser, Director and Regional Manager Black Sea/CIS at Gebrüder Weiss. The Middle Corridor runs from Europe through Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan to China, providing an alternative route to the Northern Corridor, which runs through Russia. “Thanks to the fully integrated additional capacity of 3S Transport & Logistics, we are well prepared for this development. We are pleased that, as the transition period comes to an end, the rebranding process has reached a successful conclusion,” Mişel Yakop, Country Manager Gebrüder Weiss Turkey, added. In addition to the location in Istanbul, the 3S Transport & Logistics location near Düsseldorf was also integrated into the Gebrüder Weiss organisation. It acts as a centre of competence for transports between Turkey and Germany as well as the Benelux countries.
Gebrüder Weiss has been present in Turkey for ten years with locations in Istanbul and Izmir and, since 2021, in Mersin on the eastern Mediterranean. The main activities of the 70 employees include partial-load transports as well as air and sea freight services, pharmaceutical and multimodal transports as well as warehouse logistics and customs clearance. All three locations play a central part in an axis of GW branches stretching across Central and South-Eastern Europe to the Caucasus and Central Asia, where, along the New Silk Road, the logistics company is present with its own branches in Georgia, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and China.