Kombiverkehr KG now also serving the European part of Turkey
Kombiverkehr KG, Europe’s largest provider of intermodal rail services, is adding a new ferry connection in the Mediterranean to its European network. On 10 May 2016 the intermodal services to Turkey, consisting of a rail-ferry combination between Pendik, Haydarpasa, Mersin and Cesme and various terminals in Germany via the Italian port of Trieste, was supplemented with a ferry connection to and from Ambarli, on the European side of Turkey. Specialising in container services, the port of Ambarli is the largest in Turkey and the central maritime transhipment facility for all of Turkey’s imports and exports and for the Marmara region.
“Given its immediate proximity to the metropolis of Istanbul, the port of Ambarli is enormously important for many logistics companies and is particularly suitable for consignment flows to the Halkali, Cerkezköy and Corlu regions. That makes it an ideal addition to our flexible product portfolio, which had previously focused on ports on the Asian side of Turkey. In future our customers will be able to reach both parts of Turkey using Kombiverkehr products”, explained sales director Peter Dannewitz. The ferry service runs three times a week from Ambarli to Triest and once a week in the return direction.
Founded in 1969, Kombiverkehr Deutsche Gesellschaft für kombinierten Güterverkehr mbH & Co KG develops, organises and markets an international network for combined road and rail transport and is the European market leader in this segment of the rail freight sector.
Headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, the company shifted 978,095 truck consignments (1.96 million TEU) from road to rail in 2015, saving the environment over 1.1 million tonnes of harmful carbon dioxide emissions.
The 142 employees achieved sales of 434 million euros last year.