Leading the digital transformation of the Turkish logistics industry, Tırport is on its way to becoming the first billion-dollar logistics technology giant to open up from our country to the global, with its business model that brings all aspects of logistics together on smartphones and Uberizes logistics management. Tırport was selected as one of the “20 Startups that will become Unicorns” in the finals in Hangzhou among thousands of candidates in the world’s largest startup competition Create@alibaba held in China last year.
5 TRILLION DOLLARS WORLD LOGISTICS SECTOR SHOWED THAT IT IS A STRATEGIC SECTOR IN THE PANDEMIC PROCESS
Explaining that the Pandemic, which deeply affected the world, imprisoned 4.5 billion people in their homes for months at the same time, Tırport Chairman of the Board of Directors Dr. Akin Arslan stated the following:
“The Covid-19 virus has stopped life in the world and the world economy has entered a period of recession unprecedented in its history. The parking spaces at the airports were not enough for thousands of planes unable to fly, oil consumption of 100 million barrels per day fell by 30%, global energy demand decreased by 15%, and over 150 million employees lost their jobs in 4 months. In this process, hundreds of thousands of trucks were on the road every day to feed the people in quarantine at home and to deliver the needed goods on time. The fact that the world logistics sector, which has a size of 5 trillion dollars as of the beginning of 2020, is a strategic sector for the survival of humanity has been seen once again. The logistics sector will continue to grow rapidly in our country and in the world. It is expected that the sector will grow by more than 30% on average in the next 5 years and reach a size of 6.5 trillion dollars.”
GLOBAL LOGISTICS GIANTS INVEST BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN “DIGITALIZATION” EVERY YEAR
Underlining that the global logistics giants have placed “digitalization” at the center of their strategies for the last 3 years, Akın Arslan continued his speech as follows:
“World giants, each with a valuation of tens of billions of dollars, take place as global actors in this sector. Among them; JB Hunt Transport Services, CH Robinson Worldwide, Ceva Logistics, FedEx Corp., United Parcel Service (UPS), Expeditors International of Washington, XPO Logistics, Kenco Group, Deutsche Post DHL Group, Americold Logistics, Maersk Group, Panalpina, Nippon Express, We can count groups such as Schenker, DSV Air & Sea. From Turkey, NETLOG Logistics and EKOL stand out with their investments in Europe.
Logistics giants have placed “digitalization” at the center of their strategies for the last 3 years. They invest billions of dollars every year. UPS acquired US next-generation digital logistics company Coyote for a full $1.9 billion. Logistics giants such as FedEX, DHL, Maersk, CEVA, XPO, DVS have established venture capital companies. They started investing billions in logistics technology, warehousing and autonomous technologies, innovative start-ups in these areas. UBER achieved a turnover of 500 million dollars in 2 years in the market it entered as a digital logistics operator in the USA, and is entering other markets with an aggressive growth strategy. %22Digital competition in the market is increasing rapidly,%22 he said.
TIRPORT TARGETS 7% MARKET SHARE IN THE LOGISTICS MARKET IN 5 YEARS
TIRPORT, a logistics technology startup from Turkey, has been growing rapidly in the market for a year with its innovative digital solutions. Many big logistics companies and manufacturers started to prefer TIRPORT in order to manage their logistics operations effectively. Increasing its business volume by more than 60% in 3 months during the pandemic process, TIRPORT aims to manage over 120 thousand transports per month by the end of 2020. It is aimed to increase the number of truckers who have reached 40 thousand, to over 200 thousand in 2 years. TIRPORT; The company continues to grow rapidly in the FreightTECH market, which includes Coyote, Convoy, KeepTruckin and Flexport from the USA, Manbang from China, Rivigo, Delhivery and BlackBuck from India.