DHL Global Forwarding and Turkish Cargo sign MoU for Istanbul hub cooperation

Thomas Mack, Global Head of Air Freight, DHL Global Forwarding and Turhan Özen, Turkish Airlines Chief Cargo Officer

DHL Global Forwarding will leverage SMARTIST, Turkish Cargo’s mega cargo facility at Istanbul Airport, as one of its global hubs.

The two companies signed an MoU at the World Cargo Symposium to strengthen their cooperation, which will increase significantly the air cargo traffic handled via Istanbul, enhancing the airport’s potential to become a leading global logistics hub.

Stated Thomas Mack, Global Head of Air Freight, DHL Global Forwarding: “Spanning the European and Asian continents, Türkiye is geographically well-positioned to act as a logistics hub for Europe, Asia as well as the MEA region and the US.

“We are happy to intensify our long-lasting partnership with Turkish Cargo, that not only provides us with reliable air cargo capacity, but also state-of-the-art logistics infrastructure to handling air freight.”

Turkish Airlines Chief Cargo Officer Turhan Özen said: “Integration of SMARTIST, our mega cargo hub, with the global network of DHL Global Forwarding will enhance our service quality and strengthen the hub position of Istanbul further.

“This cooperation will also enable us to offer more effective, productive and uninterrupted air cargo service to our customers and add value to the industry upon the establishment of a powerful partnership by and between Turkish Cargo and DHL.

“We hereby wish that this MoU, which stands out as a great source of pride and excitement to us, be beneficial to both parties thereto.”

Turkish Cargo and DHL will continue to explore new areas for partnership and deepen their future cooperation.

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