7/10/2013

“DHL sees Turkey as a logistics base”

Sabah – The global provider of logistics services, DHL, foresees Turkey becoming a logistics hub over the next ten years as the country resolutely pursues its goals for the year 2023, the centennial of the foundation of the Republic.


The German-owned company, DHL, will be increasing its investments in Turkey in parallel with the country’s rising export volume, according to the CEO of Deutsche Post DHL, Frank Appel. “Turkey is on track to become a global logistics hub by 2023, at DHL we have devised a 10-year plan accordingly.” Appel noted.


“Turkey is a priority country for DHL investment projects which cover the technological and manpower aspects of a truly global logistics hub.”, the executive remarked.
The logistics giant, operating under three different brands in Turkey; DHL Express, DHL Supply Chain, and DHL Global Forwarding, posted a growth rate of over 20 percent in 2012.


As one of the fastest growing economies in the world, Turkey has set goals to meet by its centennial in 2023 that include reaching an export volume of USD 500 billion, a GDP of 2 trillion, and becoming a global logistics hub.

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