Shipping to and from Turkey

With offices in Izmir and Istanbul, we can help you reduce the cost of shipping to and from Turkey.

With offices in Istanbul, Izmir and throughout the UK, our knowledgeable team are on hand to assist with all aspects of importing from and exporting to Turkey. We’ll listen to your needs, and advise on the best options and compare the different shipping options to get your goods in or out of Turkey in the most efficient way possible.

We will guide you through the whole process, including documentation and declaration requirements. When your consignment arrives in Turkey or the UK, our team will be on hand to ensure clear customs smoothly and assist with any storage and onward distribution requirements.

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Weekly direct services from Turkey to the UK

We offer weekly consolidation services from Istanbul and Izmir, the only direct LCL (less than container load) service from Turkey to the UK by sea. We also offer weekly FCL (full container load) services to and from all major Turkish ports. These services, with fast transit times, are a viable alternative to more traditional road transport methods and deliver significant reductions in freight costs as well as environmental benefits.

Industry insights on Turkish trade

With a dedicated UK Trade Manager and a team of experienced professionals in Turkey, we offer in–depth, specialist knowledge of the Turkish market, including business practice, and are fully informed about the latest developments which may influence trade.

A complete logistics solution

For almost two centuries we have been helping our customers navigate the world of shipping and logistics. We can offer shipping to and from Turkey by sea freight, road freight and air freight. We also offer a full menu of 3PL services to make your life easier such as customs clearance, warehousing and onward distribution.

Increasingly, businesses trading between Turkey and the UK want to improve their costs and environmental impact. Our industry insight and breadth of services has enabled us to strategically swap customers easily from road freight to Sea Freight LCL

Levent Aydinc
Director of John Good Logistics Turkey

Why use sea freight to ship from Turkey to the UK?

  • Customs Clearance at Felixstowe rather than Dover
  • Cost Savings
  • Reliable & Fixed Transit Times to UK
  • Cargo Safety
  • Environmentally Friendly
  • Deliveries / Fixed Schedules

Frequently asked questions

What is the transit time when using sea freight to ship from Turkey to the UK?

Sea Freight transits are similar to current road freight transits with port to port in around 8-9 days and door to door in 14-16 days.

Which UK port will shipments arrive at?

Our own weekly direct container groupage service from Istanbul and Izmir arrives at Felixstowe port, thereby avoiding the anticipated congestion at Dover.

I don’t have enough to fill a container, can I still use your Turkey sea freight service?

Our Less than Container Load (LCL) services mean you don’t need to fill an entire container, you share a container with our other customers, making shipping by sea a much more affordable option. We are the only logistics company offering this weekly container groupage service from Turkey. Upon arrival in the UK, the LCL cargo is unloaded as a priority at our Warehouse in Felixstowe for urgent onward delivery anywhere in the UK.

Do you offer FCL services from Turkey?

Yes. We offer weekly Full Container Load (FCL) services to and from all major Turkish ports.

What is the cheapest way to ship from Turkey?

Based on the current economic conditions, the best method of getting goods from Turkey to the UK is by sea freight or air freight. Sea freight will typically be the cheaper option but will take longer, while air freight will be faster but more expensive. Our weekly sea freight services from Istanbul and Izmir offer fast transit times of around eight days, so unless you need your shipment in a real hurry, shipping by sea from Turkey is usually suitable for most needs and offers an excellent alternative to road transport and delivers significant reductions in freight costs.