In the year of cargo-partner’s fifth anniversary in Türkiye, the international transport and logistics provider has opened a new iLogistics Center with 20,000 m² of warehouse space in Istanbul. Close to the new Istanbul airport and the region’s main seaports, and ideally connected to Europe via North Marmara Highway, the Center offers a wide range of logistics services to cargo-partner’s customers in Türkiye.
With a total storage area of 20,000 m², including 5,850 m² of bonded warehouse space, cargo-partner’s iLogistics Center Istanbul represents a new milestone for the company’s organization in Türkiye. The new iLogistics Center will create more than 85 new jobs, increasing the total number of cargo-partner employees in Türkiye to almost 250 by the end of the year. cargo-partner established its Türkiye branch in 2018 and now offers its services at eleven locations in the country. The company’s particular strengths in Türkiye include temperature-controlled foodstuffs shipments as well as EMERGENCY services by air and road. In addition, to combat the recent driver shortages in Europe, the logistics provider is offering a growing number of short sea services as an alternative to trucking.
Over 20,000 pallet slots and flexible multi-modal services
The warehouse provides a capacity of more than 20,000 pallet slots and has 17 loading docks for all vehicle types, enabling fast transshipment, customs bonded warehousing and distribution throughout the region. The facility’s modern design allows for efficient handling and storage of oversized goods, flexible multi-modal services and comprehensive high-tech logistics solutions. Part of the new warehouse is dedicated to fulfilment services, including a parcel pickup and return point. The warehouse is an important addition to cargo-partner’s network in the region and was added due to strong demand from cargo-partner’s customers for warehousing services.
New head office for cargo-partner in Türkiye
In addition to the warehouse facility, the building also contains modern office spaces, providing the new base of operations for cargo-partner’s head office in Türkiye. “Istanbul is not just the heart of trade in Türkiye, but also a major hub for the entire surrounding region. This year we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Türkiye along with the 40th anniversary of cargo-partner and the fifth anniversary of cargo-partner in Türkiye – a perfect occasion to diversify our services and strengthen our position in the country. This new, intelligent logistics facility will enable us to provide a range of fulfillment services for online retailers and meet the requirements of current and future logistics challenges,” said Kürşad Tanrıverdi, Managing Director of cargo-partner Türkiye.
Group-wide support of earthquake relief efforts
Since Türkiye was struck by devastating earthquakes in February 2023, cargo-partner’s country and corporate management have been working side by side with non-profit organizations to support local relief activities. The logistics provider has sent numerous trucks with much-needed supplies to the worst-affected areas: from water, food, blankets and hygiene products up to container houses, emergency tents, generators and tools. In addition, the company collected a total of 200,000 euros, donated by employees and the management, which were used to help those affected by the earthquakes. Most recently, during Türkiye’s Sacrifice Feast in June, cargo-partner organized a truck shipment of foodstuffs, hygiene products and bottled water to support families in the province of Hatay in Southern Türkiye.