P&O Ferrymasters has planned to open five new offices across Turkey over the next two years as it develops its Middle East hub.
In addition to its existing base in Istanbul, P&O Ferrymasters plans to open offices in Izmir on the Aegean coast, the capital city Ankara, Mersin on the south coast, Bursa in the Marmara region and Gaziantep near the border with Syria.
Murat Bog, freight management director at P&O Ferrymasters, said: “This expansion will further strengthen our capacity to deliver solutions for customers across both Europe and Asia – the world is getting more complex and we are at our best when we solve the most difficult logistical challenges.”
The company aims to continue its pan-European logistics services into Asia and it currently serves 20 strategic locations in 13 countries across the continent.
P&O Ferries currently offers freight and intermodal services between Europe and Turkey and operates integrated road, rail and sea links via a fleet of more than 5,000 trailers and containers.
Bog added: “We plan to build on our schedule of daily departures to and from Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan to make Turkey our central hub for customers accessing the entire Middle East, Russia and Ukraine.”
In Turkey, P&O Ferrymasters works with companies in sectors including fast-moving consumer goods, retail and textiles and currently uses its 45’ high cube container fleet with plans to incorporate trailers into its operations in 2020.
The company is a part of P&O Ferries, which sails on nine major routes between Britain, France, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Holland and Belgium.