On April 20th 2015, Terminal Container Ravenna (TCR) - the Contship Italia Group Adriatic Gateway – attended the “Bilateral Meeting between Turkey and Italy on Transport and Logistics” in Istanbul.
The event, held in the magnificent venue of the Palazzo Venezia, organized by the Institute for Transport and Logistics Foundation and the Port Authority of Ravenna, with the support of Consulate General of Italy in Istanbul, consisted of a workshop, focusing on the partnership between industry and logistic operators for seamless logistic chains between Turkey and Italy within a global market scenario.
In front of an audience of Turkish entrepreneurs and logistic operators specialized in trade between Turkey and Italy, various presentations were discussed by representatives of the food processing and manufacturing business, companies such as Barilla, De-Ga Automotive, Cimentas, Perfetti Van Melle, and logistic suppliers amongst which Arkas Line, Tarros Shipping Transport, MSC Shipping Agency, Ventana Serra and TCR/Contship Italia Group.
Raffaello Cioni – Commercial Service Unit Director of Contship Italia Group Marine Terminals – presented the key role of the port of Ravenna, historically one of the fastest links for Turkish trades to/from Italy and beyond, which today can benefit from weekly and reliable maritime services having extremely competitive transit times (4-5 days) to/from the main Turkish ports, combined with a fast and efficient connectivity to Northern Italian and Southern European destinations.
TCR is connected to Mediterranean export-producing countries by weekly services that are operated by regional specialists such as BORCHARD LINES, GRIMALDI, SERMAR and ARKAS LINE, as well as Global Shipping Lines, including world’s number one, two and number three, namely MAERSK LINE (together with its SEAGO LINE associated group company), MEDITERRANEAN SHIPPING COMPANY, CMA-CGM, and also ZIM Integrated Shipping Services.
The Ravenna Port System, through an effective co-operation between Terminal Container Ravenna, Public Authorities and local logistic operators, provides flexible and efficient handling operations, organized and fast custom formalities, recently improved by the implementation of the custom pre-clearing procedures, offering a seamless flow of goods with immediate delivery of import cargo to means of transportation in just a few hours following discharge.
Ravenna is constantly increasing its reputation on the market as “The Special Port for Special Product”. Terminal Container Ravenna benefits from a long and rich tradition of expertise in handling commodities which have been traditionally traded between Turkey, the Black Sea, the Levant region and the Italian Adriatic. The added value logistic activities offered by TCR, with warehousing and inspection facilities directly available in the terminal premises, provide advantages along the end to end supply chain of Turkish and East Med products, such as steel coils, glass and aluminium goods destined to the food and beverage industry, plastic and packaging materials, temperature controlled goods such as fresh and dried fruit, vegetables, olive oil and many other comestible products, as well as wheeled machinery and heavy industry equipment.