CQR Istanbul named most admired logistics company in Turkey

CQR Istanbul has been ranked the leading company in 2015 in “The Most Admired Companies of Turkey” research of CAPITAL, the most prestigious Turkish economy magazine

1,602 middle and senior managers from more than 700 companies have participated in the magazine’s research compiled by the leading figures from the business world.


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The nominated companies were evaluated on the following;

  • innovation
  • reputation
  • customer satisfaction levels
  • integration into the world markets
  • service and product quality
  • reliability and financial soundness

Proud to have been awarded 1st place once again, Mr. Ahmet Musul, Chairman of Ekol Logistics, shared his sentiments saying: “We are very proud to see that our 25th year in this sector has been crowned by a precious award. We are fully aware that this achievement is the result of teamwork, being awarded the first place two years in a row fills us with immense pride and joy. As Ekol, we focus all our efforts on providing high quality customer service, achieving excellence in service quality and being an ideal business partner. Adopting an environmentally friendly approach to business and providing our customers with a high quality service, we are taking firm steps towards achieving our primary goal, becoming the most admired logistics company abroad.”

CQR Turkey launches Trieste-Ostrava train route

Ekol, which acts as Conqueror’s exclusive agent in 6 cities across Turkey has added the Trieste-Ostrava train route to its existing Intermodal Transportation Service

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The Trieste-Ostrava line provided by Ekol will be a first for Eastern Europe, offering twice weekly trips on Wednesdays and Sundays from Trieste and Wednesdays and Fridays from Ostrava. The Ekol team will be providing handling at their warehouses as well as using their own trailers and containers.

Devrim Koray, Ekol’s Agent Relations Manager, says, “Intermodal services are efficient, on time, low cost and environmentally friendly, thus making it the perfect service for us to offer as it matches Ekol’s ethos. Not only do we aim to serve our and partners and clients well, we also are extremely environmentally conscious.”
This new service further extends Ekol’s network and name across Europe and the world. Conqueror would like to extend its congratulations to Ekol.
We welcome any member with shipments in Turkey to get in touch with the team.

Award season for CQR Istanbul

CQR Istanbul, Ekol Logistcs now has a hatrick of International Logistics Operators (L2) awards, after winning again at Logistrans 2012 Transport Logistics Exhibition in November 2012, beating off stiff competition for the third year in succession

 The Logitrans awards cover 13 different catagories and all nominees were assessed by a panel consisting of representatives from sectoral journals and civil society organizations in the industry. CQR Istanbul was awarded for its achievements in total turnover (US$), number of employees, number of trips abroad, number of branches abroad, number of self-owned vehicles, turnover of foreign sea transport (Tons) – (TEU), foreign air transport (USD), foreign railway transport (Tons), covered storage and warehouse areas.
November 2012 turned into an ‘awards season’ for Ekol with them also receiving the special ‘Superman’ award at LÖSEV’s 14th Anniversary Ceremony. LÖSEV is a non-profit foundation for children with Leukaemia providing them with emotional and financial support as well as health services.
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You could be forgiven for thinking, “What does Ekol have to do with LÖSEV?” Well, Ekol provides logistical support when required; in particular with the use of its warehouses in Ankara and Izmir to store LÖSEV’s support packages as well as assisting in the timely delivery of the packs to those who need them. In addition, Ekol’s vehicles were used to transport the materials for the “Village for Children with Leukaemia” constructed by LÖSEV.

CEO, Tayfun Öktem, was there to receive the award on behalf of Ekol. When asked about their involvement with LÖSEV, he had this to say. “Ekol’s success allows us to offer our services for free to worthy organisations like LÖSEV and it is also important to give something back to the local community and more widely to our country. No-one knows when it will be them that is in need of assistance and therefore it is important to assist where you can when you are able; this is our belief at Ekol.”

It is clear that there is far more to Ekol than being a business, it is a humanitarian too.
To find out more about CQR Istanbul, Ekol Logistics, please contact Devrim Koray on Devrim.Koray@ekol.com or visit www.ekol.com

CQR Istanbul ships tension leveller to Oman

In July this year, CQR Istanbul was chosen to ship a Tension Leveller, Lubrication Power Unit and cart for Leveller Cartridge Change (Upper Frame) from Istanbul to Oman.

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Ekol Logistics used flat-rack containers and provided the lashing prior to the shipping line UASC taking over the transportation of the shipment.

Being the most well-established forwarder in Turkey made CQR Istanbul the clear choice for the handling of this shipment. Founded in 1990, Ekol Logistics has made a name for itself in the world of integrated logistics services and for this shipment, it was no different.


Conqueror’s agent in Istanbul given prestigious European ECO Performance Awards 2012

Ekol Logistics, one of the largest logistics firms in Turkey and Europe, has received the European Eco Performance Award 2012, which was presented at a ceremony in Hamburg, Germany in May

Eco Performance defines the effective integration of ecological, economic and social policies of a company and how these are realized in the sustainability of successful road transportation. The award is given to those who adapt their economic business model to their environmental conscience and responsibilities. This environmentally friendly business model is then put into working practice.

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Despite being up against some stiff competition, Ekol came out on top. Ekol’s CEO, Tayfun Öktem, expressed his delight. “This award confirms once again Ekol Logistics commitment to protect the environment. We are very pleased to see that our efforts have gone international. With these awards, we continually ask ourselves, “what more can we do”? And this motivates us to do better. In line with our slogan, ‘logistics for a better world,’ we will continue our work to protect the environment.”

Ekol began its operations in 1990 and right from the start set itself the target of becoming one of the sectors major brands in Turkey and Europe. Starting off as a shipment organization in international transport, Ekol has achieved an integrated structure offering third party integrated logistics services. With the know-how accumulated, its highly qualified staff and cutting edge technological practices, Ekol offers integrated logistics services and supply chain solutions to its domestic and foreign customers from many different industries.