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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