Amsterdam, The Netherlands (June 19, 2013) — C.H. Robinson Europe, one of the leading freight forwarders in Europe, continues their European expansion by opening a new office in Istanbul, Turkey.

Turkey is one of the largest and fast growing economies in the world and Istanbul is home to thousands of companies of all sizes. Demand for logistics services in the region is rapidly increasing and with over 40 universities in the area, presents access to a large and talented workforce.

The Istanbul office will primarily offer international road freight services including both full and less-than-truckload transportation modes. With access to one of the largest contract carrier networks in Europe the team in Istanbul will look to expand that network by offering a wide range of freight options, quick payment, and automated communications. Leading the new office will be Gokalp Ertugrul, a native of Turkey and an employee at C.H. Robinson since 2006.

“Returning to Turkey and opening C.H. Robinson’s first office in the country has been a dream of mine,” said Ertugrul. “By providing flexible and personalized logistics solutions, our customers and contract carriers benefit by having access to a team specialized in the Turkish market and located in the country.”

Through the company’s proprietary technology, the C.H. Robinson Istanbul office provides end-to-end visibility, consistent business processes, and strategy-driven business intelligence on a local level while managing transportation and sourcing activities on a global scale.

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