Kurbads explores new markets in Turkey

Vehicle transport and logistics company’s “Kurbads” logistics managers Mārtiņš Eglītis and Toms Hartmanis went for a two day visit to Istanbul to discuss new cooperation possibilities with Turkish customs broker establishment “Aker Customs Brokerage”.

The aim for transport company “Kurbads” was to strengthen and widen the cooperation with Turkish customs broker service company “Aker Customs Brokerage”. This year “Kurbads” has a pilot project where company provided transportation service for Porsche factory programme “Porsche Road Tour”. Meeting was with Serdan Akar, the head of the Turkish company.

Mārtiņš Eglītis, member of the board, about topics discussed: “”Aker Customs Brokerage” are more than satisfied with our cooperation so far, that is why we can expand our business. We talked about next year’s and our long term plans and we have received new offers for transporting various cargoes.”

We evaluated different options of vehicle transportation from Turkey in the moments when we have delivered cargo to this country. We are also interested in their customs brokerage services,” says Mārtiņš Eglītis.

Latvian logistics establishment has received four new orders – transporting from Poland to racetrack “Istanbul Park” in Turkey. 

“Aker Customs Brokerage” provide customs broker, warehouse, transporting and consultancy services.  Company has deep roots working with world level motorsports events. It was an official customs brokerage company for “Formula-1” championship’s Turkish “Grand Prix”. Successful job lead to another – “Aker Customs Brokerage” became a customs brokerage sponsor for World Rally championship (WRC) and European Rally championship(ERC).

This year also company will help World Rallycross championship that will have a race in “Istanbul Park” track on October 4th. Latvian star Reinis Nitišs will be among participants. 

Visit “Development of new transport routes Latvia-Turkey” occurred with a help from European Union grant “External market exploring” that is aimed to support entering in activities of foreign markets, helping businesses to involve more in international supply chains.