Tuesday 25th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Express trailer service launched to Iraq

Independent freight forwarder FS Mackenzie has launched a twice-weekly express road trailer service between Western Europe and Iraq.

The service caters for express groupage and part-loads, in partnership with Iraqi freight forwarder Mateen Express.

It has been launched to meet increased demand to supply goods to growing markets in Iraq, especially in the Kurdistan region.

The service operates twice a week from hubs in Dortmund, Germany and Basildon, England and goes to the Mateen Express hub at Erbil, Iraq.

Trailers travel via Italy where they are taken by ferry to Mersin, Turkey for onward travel to Erbil.

Managing director Alfred Stienen said: “The market knows that Iraqi consumers and business community are demanding more Western European goods and that F.S. Mackenzie is now on a firm footing to serve that demand.”