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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