PSA BDP and Alisan Logistics Celebrate Expanded Presence in Türkiye

22 September 2023

PSA BDP, a leading provider of globally integrated and port-centric supply chain, transportation, and logistics solutions, and ALISAN Logistics A.S. (ALISAN), a logistics provider in Türkiye and member of the PSA Group, celebrated with a formal event to finalize the acquisition of ALISAN by PSA International (PSA). Earlier this year, PSA announced an agreement to acquire 75% of the shares of ALISAN, with the company grouped under PSA BDP, PSA’s cargo solutions arm.

The commemoration included a formal reception attended by PSA, PSA BDP and ALISAN stakeholders and customers, as well as notable government, trade, and industry representatives. During the evening, leaders unveiled a new ALISAN logo to highlight the integration of ALISAN as a member of the PSA Group. ALISAN is well-recognized within the Turkish logistics market, providing international and domestic packed distribution, bulk liquid & dry bulk distribution, warehouse operations and value-added services (VAS). Türkiye continues to be a critical market for the logistics sector due to its unique geographic location, bridging Europe and Asia along with its extensive network of roadways, railways, ports, and airports.

Customers within the Turkish market and beyond, stand to benefit from the strength of PSA’s global network of deepsea, rail and inland terminals worldwide, affiliated businesses in supply chain management, logistics, marine and digital services, coupled with PSA BDP’s expertise in the realm of innovative end-to-end cargo solutions. With the ALISAN integration, PSA BDP now operates in 50 locations with 2000 employees in Türkiye.

“Türkiye's importance as a key player in the global logistics market cannot be overstated,” noted Mr. Wan Chee Foong, PSA’s Regional CEO Middle East South Asia and Head of Group Business Development, and CEO designate for PSA BDP. “The PSA Group has a rich history of investments and collaboration in Türkiye’s transportation sector, which will only be strengthened by ALISAN’s impressive portfolio of services and customer base along with PSA BDP’s extensive cargo solutions expertise. With abundant opportunities for extensive growth, we look forward to capitalizing on our complementary strengths to deliver more agile, resilient, and sustainable trade solutions to our customers.”

“The PSA BDP team is excited to officially welcome ALISAN to the organization”, noted Mr. Fikret Ersoy – Managing Director META, PSA BDP. “ALISAN is a household name in Turkish logistics, and we look forward to leveraging their notable market presence and expansive service offerings to deliver enhanced, end-to-end solutions for our esteemed customers. Today’s market demands efficient and sustainable logistics services, and our team remains committed to working towards generating exceptional value for Türkiye's supply chain ecosystem and in turn, our customers.” 

“Our 38-year journey has been crowned by partnering with PSA, a global giant in line with the vision we set many years ago” stated Ms. Damla Alışan, CEO of ALISAN Logistics. “Together with PSA BDP, we will be able to expand our services and activities on a much larger scale worldwide and enhance the services we provide to our customers. With this new synergy, we will move faster, grow stronger and reach new horizons together."

PSA’s acquisition of ALISAN was formally approved by all governing bodies and agencies on July 3, 2023.