Importing from Turkey

We offer you a full range of services in importing from Turkey to South Africa. 

Turkey is a rapidly growing player in the global market, with its strategic location bridging the gap between Europe and Asia. As such, Turkey has become an increasingly popular source of goods for businesses worldwide. Turners Shipping is a leading logistics company that has developed extensive expertise in importing from Turkey, providing businesses with a seamless and efficient experience.

We have built a strong network of partners and affiliates in Turkey, providing access to reliable suppliers and streamlined shipping services. Turners Shipping offers a comprehensive range of import services, including customs clearance, freight forwarding, and cargo consolidation, ensuring that clients’ goods are transported and managed with the highest levels of accuracy and precision. With a deep understanding of the Turkish market and a wealth of experience in the logistics industry, Turners Shipping is the go-to partner for businesses looking to import goods from Turkey.

Turners Shipping is ideally equipped to offer you a full range of services in importing from Turkey to South Africa. Our partnership with PSA BDP gives us access to a well-established logistics network in that country.

PSA BDP is a leading end-to-end supply chain and international transport service provider in Turkey with 13 offices employing over 250 freight specialists. The head office is in Istanbul with regional offices in key port cities and in regional hubs.

The staff are well versed in handling specialised commodities including automotive, chemicals, industrial equipment, health & life science products, retail, and textiles.

We offer sea and air freight options backed by landside services that are second to none.

Ocean Freight Services

  • We handle 120 000 TEUs out of Turkey annually.
  • The ocean-freight team has 15 pricing experts and 50 operations experts.
  • We ship to all destinations including cross-shipment services.
  • Pricing can be calculated on a long-term contract basis or a spot, once-off basis.
  • We operate in Turkey’s major seaports, including Gebze (Izmit Korfezi), Tekirdag, Ambarlı, Izmir, Gemlik, Mersin, and Iskenderun.
  • The preferred carriers in the region are MSC, Maersk, and Messina.
  • Transit time to South Africa ranges from 35 to 40 days.
  • We provide a range of value-added services including lashing, cleaning, warehouse, pre-carriage, customs brokerage, and insurance.


  • We provide FTL & LTL  import and export overland transportation.
  • There are weekly LTL departures between Turkey, Germany, and the Benelux countries with transit times of 6 to 7 days.

Airfreight Services

  • We operate export & import airfreight from six Airports in Turkey.
  • There are direct flights to Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.
  • We handle over 7 million kg of airfreight exports annually.
  • PSA BDP is ranked in the Top 10 IATA agents in Turkey.

Project Freight

We offer a range of services including:

  • Part and full-vessel charter operations.
  • Transit transportations.
  • Crane and equipment rental.
  • Road, loading and discharging surveys.

Consolidation & Groupage Services

  • We operate a CFS (Container Freight Station) in Istanbul and provide a direct service from Istanbul to Durban on a weekly basis.

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