BORUSAN LOJİSTİK-MAERSK COOPERATION
Vessels belonging to Maersk Line, which has signed a three-year agreement with Borusan Lojistik, will now also arrive at Borusan Lojistik’s Gemlik Port after passing through Armaport and Haydarpaşa in Ambarlı. While it provides port services, Borusan Lojistik is also carrying out land transportation outside the Gemlik region for Maersk upon its request.
June 26, 2001, Istanbul: Borusan Lojistik has started working with Maersk Line whose center is in Denmark, after signing a three-year agreement. This means that Borusan Lojistik’s Gemlik Port has opened up to Maersk Line’s vessels. According to the agreement, Maersk Line is implementing a regular docking and departure program for Gemlik Port. The ships’ Marmara route consists of Ambarlı Armaport Port Facility, Haydarpaşa and Gemlik.
In the regular schedule of Maersk Line, three feeder ships berth at Gemlik Port. These ships are Siggasif with a capacity of 1104 TEU and length of 150m, Jorkvaliat with a capacity of 1150 TEU and length of 160m, and Jorkventure with a capacity of 1150 TEU and length of 160m. In addition to providing port services under the agreement with Maersk Line, Borusan Lojistik is also carrying out its land transportation outside the Gemlik region. The rig park of 50 vehicles whose asphalting work has been completed also provides services exclusively for the Maersk Line. In addition to these, Borusan Lojistik has established a Reefer Field at the Borusan Lojistik Container Terminal for the line which is top in reefer container transportation in the world and in Turkey. Borser operating under Borusan Lojistik also provides container repair services to the Maersk Line.
Borusan Lojistik was established in 1999 following the merger of Boru Nakliyat, Bortrans and Borusan Dağıtım operating in customs clearance, transportation, port operations and storage areas under the same structure. With the opening of its second pier in 2000, Borusan Lojistik’s total pier length reached 850m. A $7 million investment was made for the construction of the second pier. With the new pier, Borusan Lojistik’s Gemlik facility reached a handling capacity of 2,700,000 tons of conventional cargo and 100,000 containers a year. This means that the capacity of the facility increased by 2.5 times. The company’s mission is to provide integrated logistics services to its customers and to carry out their work faster, more economically and at higher quality, all the while creating added value.
About Maersk Line
Founded in 1904, the Maersk Line is headquartered in Copenhagen. With a fleet of 250 ships, over 12,000,000 dead weight tons of containers, casting, tankers and project ship fleets, Maersk has representatives in more than one hundred countries. Outside the maritime sector, A.P. Moller–Maersk Group operates in the oil, gas, aerospace, heavy industry, supermarket and shipbuilding sectors.