Turkey as an regional logistic hub in promotion of reviving ancient silk route between Europe and Asia
Avni Zafer Acar , Zbigniew Bentyn , Batuhan Kocaoglu
AbstractSince the ancient times the path between two continents led always through Turkey. Valuable merchandise traveled the famous Silk Road and allows creating a profitable trade for both sides of the known world. From international logistic perspective this process although risky and costly was a condition for future development of both regions. Today is also visible that maintaining an efficient and save route between both mentioned economically potent parts of the world is a crucial condition for trade increase and future development. This fresh outlook can be also complemented by the increase of global competitiveness unrepresented in ancient times. The purpose of this paper is to present Turkey as a developing hub for future connection between Europe and Asia. A vast investments already made in projects ensuring revival of ancient route indicate a modern approach to the task of connecting economical potential from both sides of Eurasia. The logistic performance index shows perceived progress in Turkey, critical region for the route. The present and future projects can increase the tempo of logistical development even faster. There is a viable business for both European and Asian regions to create a useful logistical hub between them. And the location of it becomes clear as data suggest.
|Journal series||Journal of Management, Marketing and Logistics , ISSN 2148-6670, (0 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.75|
|Keywords in English||International logistics, transport, logistic performance, trade, infrastructure|
|Score|| = 0.0, 17-12-2019, ArticleFromJournal|
= 5.0, 17-12-2019, ArticleFromJournal
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