Turkish logistics sector produces US$6.5 billion worth of goods and services, and employs about 400 k workers.
Permanently increasing foreign trade pattern, which is US$193 billion for 2016, is a sign for Istanbul’s competitiveness for logistics. Current airports and seaports are being modernized, where Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge is completed and Istanbul New Airport is under construction. Among top 500 global logistics companies, 11 of them operate in Turkey. Additionally 1,630 foreign companies are here with 46 k vehicles. Istanbul has 2 international seaports, one in European side and one in Asian side. According to Containerisation International Magazine, which classifies top 100 container ports globally in 2012, Istanbul is the 4th busiest port in Mediterranean Region. Moreover, Ataturk Airport and Sabiha Gokcen Airport are logistically important for cargo planes. On the other hand, railway systems, which come from China and reach all the way to England, help companies transfer their goods smoothly.
|Turkish Airlines Fleet: 11 Cargo + 322 Passenger
(Turkish Airlines 2017)
|2 Giant Projects
Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge: Completed
Istanbul New Airport: Under Construction