VTG opens new offices in Turkey to intensify its presence

VTG Nakliyat, the Turkish subsidiary of VTG Aktiengesellschaft, a Hamburg-based wagon hire and rail logistics company, is opening two new offices in Istanbul. One will be dedicated to rail transport and the other to tanktainers (tank containers suitable for multimodal transportation). Their purpose will be to promote and expand the activities of VTG Rail Europe, VTG Rail Logistics and VTG Tanktainer in the Turkish market.

VTG Nakliyat has been active in the Eastern Mediterranean country since 2015. However, it aims to solidify its position with the new expansion by using its existing partnerships and exploring new opportunities while offering various services. Most importantly, though, it will integrate the services of VTG’s three different branches, offering, thus, complete and tailored services for the Turkish transport market.

Why Turkey?

As mentioned above, VTG already has a long-standing tradition in Turkey. VTG Nakliyat has been active for seven years, while VTG Tanktainer has been offering services in this market for over 20 years. Consequently, the company’s experience and strong clientele were the main drivers to solemnise its ventures under one subsidiary.

“Having VTG Nakliyat offices in Istanbul’s Pendik and Haikali districts puts us right where our customers are”, mentioned Joachim Goldenbaum, Deputy Head of European Sales VTG Tanktainer. On his behalf, Zoltán Potvorszki, Head of Region South-Eastern Europe VTG rail Logistics, underlined that with the latest development, the company will offer integrated rail, container and multimodal logistics in Turkey and the surrounding region, “locally and all from a single source”.

Nevertheless, apart from its background in Turkey, VTG also recognises the country’s continuously growing importance in global supply chains. Specifically, its position as a crossroad between Europe and Asia and its proximity to the New Silk Road make Turkey an attractive market with much potential. “We see many possibilities in this region, especially for rail and multimodal solutions”, stretched Sinemis Özden, Managing Director VTG Nakliyat. Indeed during the last few years, Turkey has experienced an immense growth in rail freight traffic, which is why many companies turn their attention there.

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Author: Nikos Papatolios

Editor at RailFreight.com

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