DHL to focus more on ecommerce in Turkey
According to Ecommerce News, DHL has plans to concentrate more on e-commerce in Turkey. The German logistics player considers Turkey as an important regional hub which could fuel growth in the Middle Eastern and European markets. DHL is setting up an operations center at Istanbul Airport as the first step of this plan.
That’s what Leendert van Delft, VP Global Sales Programs at DHL Express, told during the DHL International Cross Border eCommerce Summit, which took place last week in Istanbul. He said Turkey is at the meeting point of Europe, Africa and Asia, and that DHL could move to many points in the Middle East and Africa more quickly through Turkey.
During the event, Boğaç Özhan, vice president of Sales at DHL Express Turkey, said that DHL’s share in global e-commerce deliveries is around 29%, but it’s projected to reach somewhere between 40% and 50% by 2020.