DHL Global Forwarding is strengthening its air cargo partnerships in Istanbul and has signed a memorandum of understanding that will extend its operations at Turkish Airline’s modern SMARTIST cargo facility.
Turkish Cargo supports DHL forwarding unit’s global hub concept with its vast knowledge and advanced operational capabilities at Istanbul Airport.
Based on the MoU, DHL Global Forwarding will leverage SMARTIST, the mega cargo facility of Turkish Cargo at Istanbul Airport, as one of its global hubs. DHL said the cooperation will not only further improve each other’s operational efficiency, but also enhance Istanbul’s potential to become a leading logistics hub for the world. The two inked the deal at the IATA World Cargo Symposium held in Istanbul in April.
“Spanning the European and Asian continents, Türkiye is geographically well-positioned to act as a logistics hub for Europe, Asia as well as the MEA region and the US,” said Thomas Mack, Global Head of Air Freight, DHL Global Forwarding
“We are happy to intensify our long-lasting partnership with Turkish Cargo, that not only provides us with reliable air cargo capacity, but also state-of-the-art logistics infrastructure to handle air freight,” he added.