Turkish Post Office eyes overseas expansion
Turkey’s national post office PTT is looking to expand its logistics operations overseas through a tie-up with Turkish Airlines, according to local sources. Harun Maden, PTT chairman and general manager, was quoted by local media outlet Anadolu Agency as saying: “Classic postal services are declining, as consumers use the Internet. But the increase in package deliveries from electronic commerce allows us to compensate for this decline.
“We will partner with Turkish Airlines, which has one of the most important flight networks, including 279 destinations around the world, to create a new company for goods transport and package deliveries.”
The focus on e-commerce is, of course, very much in line with the strategy that national posts the world over are currently adopting.
However, Maden reportedly told Anadolu Agency that there will have to be changes in the legislation and regulations governing Turkey’s postal sector before PTT can proceed with its plans.
“We are unable to support our activities in this area with the necessary funding and marketing due to incomplete legislation and lack of infrastructure for our company. So proceeds have been relatively weak. But after the completion of legislation, e-PTTavm.com will become a significant marketing platform,” Maden was quoted as saying.