Ekol opens new Ro-Ro terminal in Yalova, Turkey

Ekol has opened a new €40m Ro-Ro terminal in Yalova, Turkey.

Constructed in Yalova Topçular with an 80,000 sq m floor area and 500 trailer capacity, the terminal has a dock with 2 ramps, x-ray, a customs office, a laboratory, agency offices, a short-term storage area of 16,000 square meters and an ADR warehouse. Carcinogenic materials will be tested in the laboratories at the terminal, paving the way for exporting textile and leather products, shoes, stationary and toys. The department that will analyze the food items for import and export will be operational by the end of the year. As of November, vehicles destined for export will use the gasoline station without paying Special Consumption Tax.

The terminal will keep more than 100,000 trailers out of Istanbul traffic will aims to put an end to high vehicle density in Haydarpaşa and provide traffic relief in the Harem-Üsküdar direction on the Anatolian Side. The Terminal will also lessen operational inefficiencies caused by time wasted in urban traffic. Until now, Ekol has carried out its foreign operations from Haydarpaşa Port. From now on, it will continue from Yalova Ro-Ro Terminal.

On the opening of the most modern terminal in Turkey and in Europe, Yalova Ro-Ro Terminal, Ekol’s Chairman, Ahmet Musul said, “This investment was made in the most logistically relevant region of Turkey and will support the efforts of all our exporters, especially the automotive industry.”

Source: Ekol Logistics