Turkey to sign free trade deal with UK

Turkey plans to sign a free trade deal with the UK after it leaves the EU, said Turkey's economy minister Nihat Zeybekci on 9 November. Technical talks have already started, he added, saying that the agreement would be of similar scope to the existing Customs Union between Turkey and the EU. [+]

Permit row set to disrupt Turkey transit

Road freight from to the EU could be disrupted by an escalating dispute between Turkey and Bulgaria over truck permits. Smaller Bulgarian freight operators have been blockading border crossings aftger Turkey said it would slash the number of one-off transit permits issued to Bulgarian operators from 250,000 in 2013 to ... [+]

Schenker delves into Turkey interior

DB Schenker's national organization in Turkey is setting up its own domestic network for procurement and distribution. Services are already available from Edirne via Istanbul to distribution nodes at Bursa and Izmir and between Eskisehir, Afyon and Antalya. A third phase of the project is for services from Istanbul to ... [+]

Turkey at the double

DB Schenker Logistics has introduced a new double-manned trailer service between Turkey and the UK in conjunction with local partner DB Schenker Arkas. The latter is one of the biggest integrated logistics service providers in Turkey employing around 400 staff in 11 locations across the country. [+]

Turkey with all the trimmings

FFG International has added a part load service from Izmir and Istanbul to all UK locations. Departures are weekly and sailing time is ten days. The forwarder says it is ideal for smaller consignments of tiles and crated marble. [+]

DHL accused of union ‘hijack’

DHL has been accused of setting up a company-led 'yellow union' in Turkey, say trade unions on the eve of a global DHL Families’ Day in London and Istanbul on 26 March. The UNI Global Union, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), and IndustriALL together with Turkish unions, are calling ... [+]

Open your ports to Cyprus, Merkel tells Turkish PM

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan to open the country's opens its ports and airports to ships and planes from the Greek part of Cyprus as a condition for EU membership when she visited Ankara on 25 February. Currently, Turkey bars operators that have also ... [+]

Union exposes DHL’s ‘shameful secret’

The International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) presented DHL with “a catalogue of shame” on 2 November – evidence, it said, that the global delivery company was turning a blind eye to illegal and punitive anti-union, anti-worker campaigns at its Turkish subsidiary. To back up its allegations ITF also unveiled the results ... [+]

Turkish workers support DHL strikers

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) will hand deliver a message of support from Turkish DHL workers to their colleagues in Neasden who are locked in a dispute over pay differentials. Members of the RMT union are due to strike in Neasden on Monday 22 October in protest at being ... [+]

Yusen opens in Turkey

Yusen Logistics will open a new Turkish subsidiary on 1 October. Yusen Logistics (Europe) already has a representative office. Yusen Logistics Turkey Lojistik Hizmetleri Limited Şirketi (YLTR) will offer general logistics solutions that combine air/ocean forwarding as well as inland logistics and warehousing to serve the automotive and retail industries. ... [+]

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