We believe that our country can attract new opportunities as an alternative for China with its production and logistics power
The logistics sector’s critical importance on the economies and human life was once again proved in the fight against the coronavirus. In this context, the EU Commission created the “Green Lanes (Fast Border-Crossing Points)” mechanism to make it easier for goods movements and transportation personnel’s movement inside the EU regardless of the load or nationality. It is very important to make this mechanism permanent, which we are a part of, for our transport relations with the non-EU countries after the pandemic.
We have been very successful in the fight against the pandemic. A great example of this is the Contact-free Trade Model applied in Habur and Kapıkule borders. Cross-border transports, which almost came to a halt due to the virus, have gone back to their old frequency before the pandemic by changing the trailers and drivers thanks to that model implemented with the support of UND (International Transporters Association). We thank our Minister of Trade, Ruhsar Pekcan, for her support in this process.
The global supply chains are redrawn with new experiences from the virus. We believe that our country can attract new opportunities as an alternative for China with its production and logistics power. Our sector is the largest service provider in our country with its 24-billion-dollar worth of foreign exchange income and will continue to be the driving force of our goods export.
Member of DEİK Board of Directors & President of International Transporters Association Çetin Nuhoğlu