U.N. Ro-Ro reduced the maritime freight rates for the main Istanbul (Turkey)-Trieste (Italy) route by more than 10% in January 2016. The ro-ro freight operator dropped prices to support Turkish exports into European markets. The number of ro-ro sailings were also increased.
The ro-ro ferry services have several advantages compared to road haulage. They include a better adjustment to adverse weather conditions in winter, extra transit documents are not required, and there are fewer security concerns – such as those arising from the current situation with migrants.
The Turkish company plans to start sailings from the port of Ambarli to Trieste in February 2016.
Ro-ro vessels departing from Ambarli will shift some 20,000 trucks from the overland to the maritime route. U.N. Ro-Ro’s main service will have seven sailings per week in 2016, a 15% capacity increase compared to the six departures in 2015.
In addition to the transfer of drivers between Europe and Turkey, U.N. Ro-Ro will also organize transfers of drivers working on the route from Mersin to Gaziantep, Adana, Kayseri and Istanbul (all Turkey).
ITJ – 08/02/2016
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