Imperial and MEX join forces to leverage Turkish potential
Imperial has entered into a partnership with Turkish freight forwarder M Ekspres (known as MEX), which will see the creation of a new multi-modal freight management business housed within Imperial’s freight management capability - specialising in traffic to, from and transiting Turkey.
The business will be based in Istanbul and will provide air and ocean import and export forwarding services to existing clients of both Imperial and MEX, as well as new customers. In addition, it plans to leverage the fast-growing range of global destinations served from Istanbul’s new airport, as a gateway for traffic to the African continent.
Says Imperial Logistics International CEO Hakan Bicil: “Our ambition is to become the chosen gateway to Africa, creating a competitive differentiator through technology and business model innovation."
Adds Oktay Baykut, co-founder MEX: “We are delighted to enter into this partnership, which brings together our own local market knowledge and their blue-chip multi-national customer base and enormous strength in key African markets.” (mw)