Sep 23 2019

CFL, Mars and DFDS reinforce Partnership to Turkey

Mars Logistics, DFDS and CFL multimodal announce the reinforcement of their partnership by increasing the service from Bettembourg-Dudelange to Trieste from 9 to 12 roundtrips per week by Q4 2019.

Mars Logistics, DFDS and CFL multimodal successfully concluded a partnership to expand their service offering on the Europe-Turkey route. The three partners are convinced that this cooperation, which focuses on the quality and reliability of multimodal services, including rail and sea, will increase the attractiveness of this service offering and attract new customers.

By Q4 2019, the number of rotations will be increased to 12 roundtrips per week between Bettembourg-Dudelange and Trieste. The multimodal hub of Luxembourg provides further daily rail shuttles to Ghent and Zeebrugge, with ferry connections towards UK and Scandinavia. Other intermodal connections include Antwerp, Lyon, Poznan (2020), Le Boulou and Barcelona. From Trieste, ferry connections serve the ports of Istanbul and Mersin in Turkey.

Mr Fraenz Benoy, Managing director of CFL multimodal: “This is an important step in further reinforcing the intermodal offer on this route. We are pleased to strengthen our ties with DFDS and to build on our close and long-standing cooperation with Mars Logistics.”

Mr Lars Hoffmann, Vice President and Head of DFDS Business Unit Mediterranean said that “the agreement between CFL multimodal, Mars Logistics and DFDS paved the way for having more intermodal connections from Trieste to Bettembourg, which would allow an increase in the cargo flow between Europe and Turkey and supporting Turkish exports using intermodal solutions.”

About DFDS

DFDS provides ferry and logistics services in and around Europe, generating annual revenues of EUR 2.1bn. With its ferry networks in The Baltic Sea, The North Sea, The English Channel and The Mediterranean as well as its port terminals and logistics networks, DFDS delivers efficient and reliable transport services to more than 8000 freight customers as well as safe and comfortable ferry services to more than 6 million travelers every year.  

Since 2018, DFDS has been serving customers trading goods between Turkey and Europe with a growing network of large and modern freight ferries.  

The DFDS Group’s 8,000 employees are located on ships and in offices across more than 20 countries. DFDS was founded in 1866, headquartered in Copenhagen and listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen. 

About Mars

As Mars Logistics, we are a group company that incorporates International Transportation Storage Distribution, Mars Air and Maritime Cargo, Mars Insurance and Mars Logistics S.A.R.L companies and provides all logistics services perfectly. We are structured as an organized company that adopts full service policy with the companies in the same organization and over 1400 our professional employees, full equipped infrastructure and perfect communication network. As Mars Logistics that consists of Mars Logistics International Transportation Storage Distribution, Mars Air and Maritime Cargo, Mars Insurance and Mars Logistics S.A.R.L companies, we have head office located in Güne?li, Istanbul and local branches in Had?mköy, Tuzla,Tepeören,  Esenyurt, Kocaeli, Bursa, Izmir, Denizli, Adana, Ankara, Mersin,?skenderun, Ataturk Airport, Adnan Menderes Airport, Esenboga Airport and Adana Sakirpasa Airport and international branches located in Luxemburg, Trieste, Guangzhou and Shanghai.

About CFL multimodal

CFL multimodal is a logistics service provider, covering the entire logistics chain. With 12 companies in 6 European countries, CFL multimodal and its sister company CFL cargo offer a broad, high-quality and

customized service portfolio: combined and conventional rail freight, wagon maintenance and repairs, customs clearance, as well as forwarding and logistics services. In Luxembourg, the activities of CFL multimodal center on the intermodal terminal Bettembourg-Dudelange in the Eurohub South Logistics Park. Located on the Rail Freight Corridor 2 (North Sea-Mediterranean) and at the crossroads of the North-South and East-West transport routes, the terminal is ideally positioned as an international hub for the consolidation of multimodal transport flows across Europe and beyond. With a total yearly capacity of 600.000 units and equipped with the latest technology in terms of security and surveillance, the intermodal terminal is connected by combined train shuttles to the main ports and industrial regions.

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