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Buss Port Logistics Expands Activities in Turkey

Hamburg's Buss Port Logistics secured yet another contract in southeastern Turkey with their German/Turkish joint venture BussErk

Up to 2.5 million metric tons cargo is scheduled to be handled at the Gübretas Terminal, owned by the largest Turkish fertilizer company. The first vessel was already discharged at the end of February. Moreover, BussErk has extended their contract at the nearby LimakPort in Iskenderun.

Large Two-Year Contract

The Gübretas contract is signed for an initial two years, and covers the handling of bulk, general and project cargoes. In addition, BussErk will invest in substantial equipment and provide stevedoring services as well as manpower. At the peak of operations, about 70 staff will be employed. Emrah Gezgin, Managing Director BussErk: “We are proud to be asked to handle a contract of this magnitude. To make a difference for Gübretas and the local market, we are also making substantial investments in cranes and handling equipment, as well as other tools and implements.”

Full Service at Iskenderun

The Gübretas Terminal is also in Iskenderun, about ten kilometers north of the LimakPort. The storage handling, including the transport from the quay to the warehouse, warehousing operations, including re-stowing and re-packaging, picking and packing, followed by the staging and handover of cargo for pickup, is also handled and managed by BussErk. Furthermore, the company helps with sales and marketing for the terminal.

Marco Neelsen, CEO of Buss Port Logistics: “The Turkish market has long been a strategic target for us. The Gübretas contract gives us the opportunity to showcase our capabilities and our productivity, while reinforcing our presence in southeastern Turkey and in the hinterland.”

BussErk Logistics Extends LimakPort Contract for Another Two Years

Owing to a very positive development since its start in February of 2014, BussErk’s contract for LimakPort in Iskenderun was also extended for yet another two years. BussErk currently employs around 160 staff at LimakPort, and the commitment to the port includes further investments in cranes and other handling equipment.

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About Buss Port Logistics

Buss Port Logistics develops tailor-made transport solutions for goods and cargo of all kinds – at their own terminals, on site at the customer’s facility, or at any other place for that matter. The logistics expert operates efficient multi-purpose terminals for general and bulk cargoes, heavy lift cargo, containers, project cargo and offshore wind components, with locations in Germany, the Netherlands, and Turkey. Additional port-specific services, such as stowage, lashing and securing, complete the portfolio. In addition, Buss Port Logistics, as a full-fledged offshore wind logistics outfit, plans and develops new port facilities and operates base, production and service ports in Eemshaven, Sassnitz, and Stade.

About BussErk Logistics

BussErk Logistics is a joint venture between the logistics experts Buss Port Logistics from Hamburg, Germany, and Erkport Lojistik from Izmir, Turkey. The company has a vast combined know-how, and years of experience in the logistics arena that covers the entire spectrum of port, cargo handling, and logistics services. Aside from the handling of bulk, break bulk, and project loads, the portfolio also includes warehousing and storage, export packaging, and stevedoring services.

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