OYAK Maritime and Port Management INC. The first trial voyage was successfully carried out in the joint port operation, which was established by the Japanese NYK Line (Nippon Yusen Kaisha) in partnership with all brands in Körfez district of Kocaeli. The automotive-focused Ro-Ro Port, which will serve at international standards, is preparing to become the new center of global automotive logistics.
One of Turkey's most important need 'automotive-focused Ro-Ro port of the first international trial run was held. In the first voyage, which started from Constanta (Romania) and was successfully completed in the Gulf Region, imported vehicles were evacuated at the port. The Ro-Ro port, which has been under construction since 2019, will become the export and import gate of international automobile brands after its official opening in the coming days.
It will make significant contributions to the national economy
The Japanese giant NYK implemented with the cooperation of the port, it is the locomotive of Turkey's exports to meet new needs and demands created by the automotive industry will make an important contribution to the national economy. Annual 780 thousand vehicles handling capacity and a total of 265 thousand square meters of indoor parking with only port that will serve the automotive industry, "established first foreign partner in Turkey, which will serve the automotive sector Ro-Ro port, the distinction of being the largest port in their field carrying."
The route of international automotive logistics changes in April
Noting that the successful completion of the first test voyage is a historic moment for the international automotive industry, OYAK General Manager Süleyman Savaş Erdem said, “We successfully left a very important step behind in the journey we started in 2018 with NYK Line, one of the oldest and largest shipping companies in the world. The execution of all processes of the first expedition in cooperation with OYAK Group Companies also made us proud. Our solution to this will be more investment in Turkey is a very important need, as an indication of our trust in the automotive sector. I wish our port, which will change the route of international automotive logistics in a short time and become the center, will be beneficial to our country ”.
Low cost of shipping increases the potential of Ro-Ro ports
Maritime transport, which has a 90 percent share in total transportation, is increasingly in demand all over the world as the lowest cost transportation method. In addition to the cost advantage, it is seen that companies prefer multimodal transportation with Ro-Ro ports, which have increased potential as countries turn to maritime and rail transportation in the name of environmental sustainability. With all these, Turkey's most important export market, the European Union, reducing road transport, maritime transport is scheduled to encouraging and promoting policy change.