M. SÜHA AKTAŞ
BE IN BURSA
Bursa is a very important zone, which is growing very rapidly compared to other parts of Turkey. Industry in Bursa is very active, and considering the growth of the country as a whole, it is very attractive for investors.
Container activity brings in the highest revenue. In general, container volumes are double or triple the amount of cars we handle. Container logistics tends to be much more expensive, running at higher rates. As a result, container handling is our primary business.
Over the last five years, the percentage of the world using containers has grown 2.4 times. However, in Turkey this segment saw almost double that growth, with activity increasing 4.5 fold. This means that Turkey is growing much more rapidly than the world average in container traffic terms.
BETTER & BRILLIANT
TASS won the tender for İDO at a live auction, which was very exciting. The hand-over of the company was completed in June 2011, and since then, we have been working very hard, hoping to make the company a better and more brilliant one.
We want to be known as an international brand in the near future. This requires some significant figures in turnover, annual growth, and revenues. Hence, we aim to secure a company growth rate that is equal to double the country’s general growth annually.
TO THE SEA
There are many opportunities in every sector in Turkey. The transportation sector, railway projects, and infrastructure work promise a real potential, but we believe that marine transportation is the future. Turkey has invested heavily in air transportation and highways in the last few decades, but now railway and marine transportation projects will take the stage.
SEAN R. PIERCE
We have purchased high-quality Mitsui cranes and support equipment in the terminal and have developed highly trained staff. Yılport has cutting-edge technology for the port business in Turkey, such as optical character recognition (OCR) for containers and advanced systems for managing the business.
The ports in Turkey are very dynamic in the sense that the cargo mix is diverse, and the Marmara region has the advantage of being the gateway to the Black Sea. The large facilities are predominantly gateway terminals that have fairly balanced import-export cargo volumes.
For Yılport, we are projecting a 15% increase in container volumes for 2012. The economy may account for approximately 5% to 6% for the region, but we are located in the most industrialized area of Turkey and in close proximity to the largest consumer market.
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