DP World Yarimca Port, the key container terminal in Turkey’s industrial and coastal province of Kocaeli, posted a considerable increase in its loads in 2020 following the investment in the port in the previous year as part of the Railway Upgrade Plan.
Compared to the previous year, the amount of loads transported on the port’s railway increased by 10 percent on the basis of twenty foot equivalent units (TEU). The figure is poised to soar further once the trade between East Europe and China improves and rail freight gains more prominence in the near future.
Releasing a statement on the port’s success, DP world Yarimca CEO Kris Adams said, “We invested in the railway connection in our port two years ago. Bringing the railway and the sea together is critical for all manufacturers in Anatolia. In Turkey, we have advantages in terms of pace and cost thanks to the steps taken both in exports and imports by public and private organizations like ours.”
Adams further underlined the fact that DP World appreciated Turkey’s automotive industry for its visionary and environment-friendly viewpoint. “Intertwining railway and seaway will be more prevalent in the global transportation sector in the upcoming years,” Adams added.
Turkey’s automotive industry was set to capitalize on DP World’s railway connection. Among all the industries availing of the port, the automotive sector’s share reached 14 percent.