From November 16-18, the Latvian transport and logistics expo stand VIALATVIA represented by Riga and Ventspils Free Port Authority and the Liepaja SEZ Authority visited Istanbul, proudly participating in one of the most effective transport logistics event - the international transport and logistics exhibition "Logitrans Turkey 2022".

This event gathered nearly 200 transport and logistics companies from more than 20 countries this year, including long-term cooperation partners of Latvia from Kazakhstan, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Germany, Netherlands and Turkmenistan.

Turkey’s role in the global transport network has grown significantly, particularly considering the current geopolitical situation and its impact on logistics chains. Turkey is rapidly developing its logistics industry with the ambition to become the most important logistics hub between Europe, Central Asia, the Middle and Far East, including India and China.

European countries are showing remarkable interest in the Turkish logistics market - this year a record high number of European ports, shipping lines and logistics companies were represented at the exhibition.

The Latvian transport sector, including the three major Latvian ports is very interested in creating new logistics routes, offering their experience, knowledge and infrastructure in creating profitable transport and logistics solutions. This year’s expo in Istanbul brought a lot of new contacts and business initiatives, proving global interest not only in the Latvian port services, but also the advantages offered by our special economic zones.