UTIKAD Becomes a Follower of the Proper Delivery of Freight

UTIKAD Becomes a Follower of the Proper Delivery of Freight
UTIKAD Becomes a Follower of the Proper Delivery of Freight

UTIKAD, the International Transport and Logistics Service Providers Association, receives the results of its intensive initiatives regarding the IO, which is closely related to the logistics industry. Practices that do not comply with the law regarding the Ordino, also known as 'Freight Delivery Order Form', are corrected by the public order.

The confusion regarding the application of the 'Cargo Delivery Instruction Form', also known as the IO, reappeared with the letter dated 24.07.2020 of the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, General Directorate of Maritime Affairs. With the relevant article, some circles had attempted to show the IO as illegal again. However, UTIKAD, which took action again to transfer the functionality of the IO, which is an ongoing practice worldwide, to the public and the sector, first shared the information note prepared on the subject with the Deputy Minister of Trade, public institutions and relevant stakeholder institutions.


Following the sharing of the article, on August 24, UTIKAD Chairman of the Board Emre Eldener and UTIKAD General Manager Cavit Uğur, Transport Services Regulation General Manager Murat Baştor and UHDGM Head of Department Dr. He visited Murat Korçak in his offices. The UTIKAD Delegation conveyed the possible consequences of errors in the freight delivery application to the authorities without the consent of the carrier. On the same date, the UTIKAD Delegation visited Ünal Baylan, General Director of Maritime Affairs of the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, and had a meeting about the IO. At the end of the visit, an informative note of 11 pages regarding the IO was presented to Mr. Ünal Baylan.

Following these meetings, the General Directorate of Maritime Affairs stated in its letter dated September 24, 2020, which it sent to the General Directorate of Customs, that the IO is a valid document for the delivery of cargo in national and international transportation.


UTIKAD carried out joint studies with the Istanbul Bar Association's Logistics and Transportation Law Commission on the subject and organized a panel on "Latest Developments in Logistics" on 17 January 2018 in cooperation with the Bar Association. place in international law and national transportation of cargo delivery process, the Panel, Turkey and the world waybill applications were dealt with by the names of competent lawyers and industry.

The opinion of the lawyers on the results of the panel and the IO was requested, and upon the request, a legal opinion was drawn up by the Istanbul Bar Association's Logistics and Transportation Law Commission. This opinion was shared with both the public and the logistics sector representatives.


UTIKAD also followed up freight delivery practices at port operations and temporary storage sites without the consent of the carrier. Finally, UTIKAD sent a letter to the General Directorate of State Railways of the Republic of Turkey on October 5, 2020 with the subject of “Delivery of Cargo by Submission of Bill of Lading without Calling an Order at TCDD Haydarpaşa Port Management”. In the reply letter sent to UTIKAD on October 9, 2020 by the Directorate of Turkish State Railways General Directorate of Port and Ferry Management Department, it was stated that an agency approved bill of lading was requested from the buyer together with other documents for delivery in order to avoid any mistakes in the delivery of the goods arriving at the port.

In the light of all these developments, UTIKAD continues to be a follower of the wrong practices regarding the delivery of goods without the consent of the carrier and the delivery of goods without the consent of the carrier at TCDD Haydarpaşa and TCDD İzmir ports. wanted.

In all this process, UTIKAD continues to stand behind the freight delivery process with the approval of the carrier and the Freight Delivery Order Form, or IO, which provides this, and will continue to argue that the freight delivery processes should be carried out in accordance with the provisions of the legislation and in the light of legal evaluations in order not to damage our country's reliability in the world value chain and international trade.



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