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ISTANBUL: November 20, 2018. Logistics show organiser Messe Munchen says its latest logitrans exhibition in Istanbul closed last week after 14,100 visitors from more than 50 countries saw 136 exhibitors representing 20 countries.

"logitrans has confirmed its position as the leading trade fair for the logistics industry in Turkey and the Eurasian region,” said Gerhard Gerritzen, member of the Management Board of Messe München and İlker Altun, managing director of EKO MMI Fuarcılık Ltd Şti, Turkey.

logitrans2018"In addition to a large number of Turkish companies, the top three exhibitor countries were Italy, Germany and Austria. International collaboration [also] played a major role at the fair,” they added.

Steffen Bilger, State Secretary for the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure added: "Turkey is an important anchor country between Europe, the Middle East and Asia with great economic impact and a significant hub function. logitrans is the most important industry meeting place for the logistics industry in this area."

This was demonstrated by the first participation of a joint pavilion organized by the Trans- Caspian International Transport Route (TITR), an association with companies from Azerbaijan (ADY Express), Georgia (GR Logistics & Terminals) and Kazakhstan (KTZ Express JSC, Port of Kuryk).

"Intermodal transport is becoming increasingly important for Turkey and consequently for logitrans. During the last years we saw a tremendous growth and also expect intermodal to be the efficient and sustainable future of our industry,” declared Onur Talay, managing director of intermodal logistics company Sarp Intermodal.

The intermodal business focus was also demonstrated by exhibitors U.N. Ro-Ro, Arkas Logistics, Kombiverkehr, the Rail Cargo Group plus, for the first time, the ports of Trieste, Marseille and Bari.

"Logistics in particular is an industry in which reliable relationships are important, and logitrans in Istanbul provides the best platform for dealing with international trade flows in the Eurasian region,” said Altun and Gerritzen.

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