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    Shipping to Turkey

    Shipping to Turkey with Mercator is a straight forward process.  We have contacts in Turkey who we work with regularly thanks to our founding membership of MarcoPoloLine, the global shipping network.  Our contacts in Turkey can assist with your shipment once it has arrived at the port, whether you need customs clearance and onward delivery, or advice on whether the goods are suitable for import into Turkey.

    Our shipping services from the UK include pick-up from your door and delivery to the port/airport, and sea/air freight to Turkey.  We can also assist with document requirements for shipping to Turkey and any duties you have as an exporter.

    Shipping to Turkey can either be undertaken via sea or air freight.  If your shipment is urgent and you are able to cover the extra cost, then you might choose to ship your goods via air freight.  However, if you don’t have time constraints, then the cheaper sea freight option might be preferred.  Air freight to Turkey takes a matter of hours, but you do need to factor in a couple of days either side to allow for packing, customs and unpacking.  Whereas sea freight to Turkey can take between 10 and 20 days depending on your destination port (Istanbul is about 9 days, whereas as far round as Ismir takes up to 19 days).

    Our capacity for load sizes when shipping to Turkey vary from a single pallet through to 40’ containers.  Thanks to our long-standing business relationships with the major carriers and vessel operators, we can offer our customers competitive quotations for shipping to Turkey.  Using a freight forwarder to handle your shipping to Turkey might be a cheaper option than doing it yourself!  Our knowledge and expertise are invaluable when you delve into international trade.  Don’t get your fingers burnt, it’s always best to have an expert to assist you with your shipping tasks.

    Our export shipping team can assist you with obtaining a fully comprehensive quote for your shipping to Turkey, can put you in touch with our partner agent in Turkey if you need onward transport for your goods, and can offer any advice you require.  So if you’re looking to appoint a reputable freight forwarder to undertake your Turkey shipments, then get in touch +44 2392 756 575 or email

    MarcoPoloLine is a worldwide network which brings together independent, vetted freight agents, providing personal contacts across the globe, local knowledge and combined experience of over 310 freight forwarding offices in over 90 countries.


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      Freight Forwarding – Shipping to Turkey

      The Turkish economy has been strengthening over the past few years.  As such, people who live in Turkey have been demanding bigger and better houses and more sophisticated technology.  This has led to a demand in imports in Turkey for raw materials for construction, technology items, clothing, household furniture and goods, and so on.

      Shipping UK manufactured goods to Turkey has become big business; Turkey has become a leading source for exports from the UK.  Istanbul’s high street is now lined with shops such as Marks and Spencer and Next.  It is the perfect time for the UK’s economy to cash in on Turkey’s construction and economic boom.

      Mercator Cargo is an independent freight forwarder and over the past couple of years we have seen a big increase in shipping to Turkey services, in particular sea freight, where it is more cost effective to ship large amounts of goods (as opposed to air freight services).

      Shipping to Turkey can be a complex task if you decide to arrange it without the help of a freight forwarder, it can be more cost effective to use a freight forwarder.  This may seem a silly statement, but if you use a freight forwarder for your shipping to Turkey, then they will phone around the shipping lines, or airlines, to get the best deal.  Often a freight forwarder’s long-term business relationship with the carriers will pay off.  Also, by using a freight forwarder you are going to avoid simple mistakes which could end up quite costly to you and your business.  It is a simple decision to instruct a freight forwarder who will handle all elements of your shipping to Turkey.

      Contact our export department to discuss shipping to Turkey, to arrange a service fitted to your business needs and get a no obligation quotation – Tel. 02392 756 575. Email:


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