Manufactured by Havaş for exclusive transportation services, the reefer truck was put into operation

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Manufactured by Havaş for exclusive transportation services, the reefer truck was put into operation

Havaş, a pioneering company in the sector, included an exclusive reefer truck to its fleet of warehouse equipment. Using a reefer truck, of which is a first in the ground handling services business in Turkey, enables protection of the cold chain.

Providing warehouse service with the state-of-the-art electronic systems and focusing on customer satisfaction oriented service mentality, Havaş manufactured reefer (refrigerated) trucks that enable the protection of the cold chain of perishable products including food, medicine, etc. in line with the international standards. The sides and the top, the floor and the doors of the container hauled by the reefer truck, which is the first refrigerated equipment used in ground handling services sector in Turkey to transport perishables, were designed to minimize the heat transfer between the inside and outside of the container. The reefer truck was equipped with mechanical vapor compression refrigeration cycle enabling cooling.

Havaş General Manager Kürşad Koçak stated, "At Havaş, we focus on contributing to the development of the sector as well as transferring the latest technologies and equipment to our services provided in our growth strategy, we have the goal to increase our service variety. Perishables, which require the protection of the cold chain during storage and transportation processes in the air cargo sector, constitute a significant portion of the market. We continue to improve our warehouse services in order to increase efficiency of our activities in the sector. Havaş made substantial investments to increase the capacity of its warehouse at Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport last year, as well as the cold storage at Ankara Esenboğa Airport in the first quarter of 2018. Accordingly, we achieved a first in the ground handling services sector in Turkey and manufactured and included a special reefer truck to the fleet of our Istanbul Atatürk Airport warehouse to be able to provide globally recognized requirements for the transportation of perishables. We are glad to achieve the firsts in the sector through significant investments that lead the industry. We will continue our efforts to improve our activities and to be considered a preferred business partner".

ACC (Air Cargo Carriers) Turkey Chairman Serkan Demirkan stated, "Perishables, which require special storage conditions and continuity of the cold chain, constitute a significant portion of the air cargo import market in Turkey. Furthermore, the number of cold storages and proper transportation vehicles shall be increased at various airports in Turkey to meet the cold chain storage and transfer requirements. Considering fulfilling the requirements in the sector and improving the standards in air cargo transportation business, responsive innovations of important sector players as Havaş create a significant added value. Therefore, we attach great importance to the additional investments of Havaş to expand the cold storages at the warehouses of Izmir Adnan Menderes and Atatürk airports in the previous periods. And recently, Havaş invested in a reefer truck, which is a first in ground handling services business in Turkey. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Havaş on behalf of Turkish Air Cargo sector".

Providing 470,000 tons of cargo service within its network, Havaş offers handling of import and export cargos at its warehouses in Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir covering an area of 10 sqm, in total. Transferring its extensive experience and know-how in ground handling services to its logistic operations, Havaş provides storage services to general cargos, valuable cargos, cargos containing dangerous goods and chilled cargos. Furthermore, Havaş provides inquiry services with its 'Tracking by Bill of Lading' function available under the warehouse services menu on the Havaş Mobile app and online services section on havas.net to enable easy access of its import cargo customers to the storage fees of the warehouses.