VTG is strengthening its activities on the Turkish market, bundling all the business activities of VTG Rail Europe, VTG Rail Logistics and VTG Tanktainer under the aegis of the Group’s Turkish subsidiary VTG Nakliyat.
VTG Nakliyat has played an active role in providing leasing and rail logistics services since 2015. It now plans to intensify the collaboration with existing partners and to sharply expand its range of services around rail, container and multimodal transport. To this end, two local offices will be opened on the Bosphorus two sides. On the European side, the office will focus on rail transport and on the Asian side, the office will focus on tanktainers. Both will develop new, customer–centric products and services for these markets.
Effective May 1, 2021, the business operations will be led jointly by Sinemis Özden, Managing Director VTG Nakliyat, and Zoltán Potvorszki, Head of Region South Eastern Europe VTG Rail Logistics.
“In the future, we will be able to offer integrated rail, container and multimodal project logistics as well as customs handling and asset hire services in Turkey and the surrounding region, locally and all from a single source,” Zoltán Potvorszki said.
VTG Tanktainer too has been on the ground in Turkey for over 20 years. In-depth market expertise has established it as one of the region’s market leaders for the transport of liquids in tanktainers and flexitanks. “Having VTG Nakliyat offices in Istanbul’s Pendik and Haikali districts puts us right where our customers are. Operating in immediate proximity to our long-standing logistical partners, we want to bundle the VTG service portfolio in order to further develop the Turkish market”, Joachim Goldenbaum, Deputy Head of European Sales VTG Tanktainer said.
The Turkish market harbors tremendous potential especially for rail and multimodal transport and holds out attractive prospects for VTG, in part due to its geographical location on the New Silk Road.