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Commercial shipping in Turkey: where to and from cargo arrives

The significant influence of freight forwarders in international transportation has resulted in the establishment of numerous logistics companies in Turkey. M9 Logistics has two own offices in Istanbul and Izmir, which are responsible for coordinating sea freight, air freight, road haulage, and documentation support, including customs clearance.

In this article, we will explore the logistics capabilities of Izmir, as it represents one of the most appealing routes for businesses. The port can handle and service vessels with a capacity of up to 20,000 tons, playing a crucial role in the supply chain. It boasts advanced mechanization, modern loading and unloading equipment, as well as bounded and non-bounded warehouses for cargo storage. Additionally, it has oil storage facilities with a capacity of 105,000 m3.

The main port is located directly in Izmir. Furthermore, there are three other major terminals in the northern suburb of the Izmir metropolitan area—Aliaga:

  • SOCAR Terminal;
  • Nemport Limanı;
  • TCEEGE Konteynr.

Izmir provides ample space for sea logistics, ensuring efficient processing of cargo at the terminal without delays. Real-time vessel traffic can be monitored on the Marine Traffic website.

Below is the official export statistics for cargo in the FIRST HALF of 2023 TEUs from Izmir Ports.

Regarding imports, the list of cargo includes:

  • Mineral fuels, oils.
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery, and mechanical appliances.
  • Metals and plastics.
  • Retail clothing and footwear.
  • Medical preparations and healthcare equipment.
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, jewelry.
  • Electrical machinery and equipment, spare parts, sound recording and reproducing apparatus, television image and sound recorders and reproducers and accessories.

The main importing countries are: Russia, China, Germany, Switzerland, the USA, Italy, India, France, and South Korea. The port facilities in Izmir can handle all types of cargo and direct them to the specified destinations seamlessly and within short timeframes.

The cargo exported from Turkey includes goods related to minerals and products of light industry, basically targeting all European countries.

Our logistics company in Turkye, Izmir specializes in B2B, general cargo, commercial cargo, and industrial cargo, providing a range of logistic solutions:

  • Sea Freight FCL and LCL shipments from the Aegean Region to Europe, Asia, America, and Australia.
  • Road Freight FTL and LTL services from Europe to Turkey and vice versa, including transit delivery.
  • Air Freight for urgent hot-shot deliveries from one pallet to several tonnes.

Contact Us

Telephone: +905303841631
Location: Çınarlı Mahallesi 1572 Sokak No:33 Room 323 Konak,
İzmir, Türkiye (Postal Code 35170). View on the maps.