Transport and logistics company Gebrüder Weiss is preparing for the growing appeal of Türkiye to European importers amidst increased demand for transport in one of the main alternate routes connecting Asia to Europe.
The forwarder’s main focus is on transports between Türkiye and its key trading partner, Germany, as well as the Benelux countries. Thomas Moser, Director and Regional Manager Black Sea/CIS at Gebrüder Weiss, said the demand for transport on the Middle Corridor route is steadily increasing. “Due to the increased transit volume, Türkiye is gaining further importance as a central logistics hub between Europe and Asia,” Moser added.
The Middle Corridor runs from Europe through Türkiye, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan to China. It serves as an alternative route to the Northern Corridor, which passes through Russia. The freight forwarder has been present in Türkiye for 10 years with locations in Istanbul and Izmir and, since 2021, in Mersin on the eastern Mediterranean. These locations are part of a network of branches that stretch across central and southeastern Europe all the way to Caucasus and Central Asia.
Early in December, as part of expanding its services, Gebrüder Weiss made the successful integration of 3S Transport & Logistics, which it acquired last year, into its Türkiye organization. This includes the latter’s location near Düsseldorf, which Gebrüder Weiss says will act as a transport hub for shipments between Türkiye and Germany as well as the Benelux countries.
Its 70-strong team in Türkiye offers partial-load transports, air and sea freight services, pharmaceutical and multimodal transport, as well as warehouse logistics and customs clearance.