On the third day of the Digital Future Summit in Transport and Infrastructure, where the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure brought together representatives and managers of the transportation and infrastructure sector online, the leading names of the sector were hosted.
Chairman of the Board of Directors of PTT, Hakan Gülten, said, "With the effect of the Kovid-19 process, it has increased the e-commerce trend, which is already rising much faster." Cargo CEO Salim Güneş said that with the effect of Kovid-19, e-commerce demands rose suddenly and artificial intelligence and digital planning became very important in the logistics industry. Borusan Logistics Services General Manager Mehmet Kalay pointed out the size of the logistics sector and said that the logistics sector in the world has an important place with 4,7 trillion dollars.
“Behavior Changes in E-Commerce Made Us Achieve Our Goals 10 Years Later”
In his speech at the meeting, PTT AŞ General Manager Hakan Gülten made evaluations about the effects of digitalization on the sector.
Stating that ePttAVM.com, PTT Cargo and PTT Logistics draw attention as brands with increasing awareness and increasing number of users every day, Hakan Gülten said, “In addition to having many activities in the field of cargo and mail, we have to do homework in logistics. We have a lot of topics ”.
Expressing that they want to support our logistics operations with the global mail network, PTT General Manager underlined that they have made significant progress in the field of logistics in a short time. Gülten said, “The difficult conditions we are in have encouraged us to produce faster solutions for digitization. Behavioral changes in e-commerce took us 10 years away. We have reached the figures that we expected to be 10 years later. These figures changed our behavior. The most important thing in e-commerce is being able to make the first purchase to the customer and we have experienced it now. ” said.
“We can interpret the Digital Transformation in Maritime Trade as the Digitalization of Human Power”
Tamer Kıran, Chairman of the İMEAK Chamber of Shipping, said that maritime trade is a sector that gives indications about the direction of the country's economies.
Providing information about the place and importance of digitalization in maritime trade, Kıran said: “In digitalization, maritime trade is progressing in many fields. Artificial intelligence, the internet of things, robotic systems, big data and blockchain are the new technologies used in the maritime field now, and their usage levels change according to the maritime field.
With the use of these five instruments, we can list the areas where progress has been made as vessels, ports, digital transformation of maritime trade management and digitalization of manpower. For example, the blockchain application in the container market is going to a remarkably advanced level. "
“KOVID-19 Process Restructured Our Sector”
MNG Cargo CEO Salim Sun, both numerical and functional breadth of the sector in the world voiced that is very effective in Turkey.
Stating that the cargo side is the side that touches the consumer in the logistics sector, Güneş made the following evaluations:
“Digitalization has affected our industry in two dimensions. The rapid access of people to the digital world has created the freedom and opportunity to demand their own products. Everyone has become distinctive product may require each by Turkey.
Digitalization has changed the content of our business externally, and internally we have reached nearly 100 million customers almost every day from nearly 3 thousand SMEs and marketplaces. These dynamics are reappearing every day. Artificial intelligence and digital planning have become much more valuable in our business. We had to develop and change many areas using technology. ”
Touching on the effects of the Kovid era on e-commerce, Güneş said that the process accelerated the sector strongly.
Salim Güneş said, “When consumers start to get a little more bored at home, this time they started to buy home decoration products. All of a sudden, we were carrying everything except cars. Many companies sell everything from e-commerce, except cars, and it has become a carrier. We can say that the Kovid-19 process restructured our industry. ” used expressions.
"Approximately 780 billion dollars in Turkey's economy, the logistics industry with a significant volume of 52-53 billion dollars"
Borusan Logistics Services General Manager Mehmet Kalay pointed out the size of the logistics sector and said that the logistics sector in the world has an important place with 4,7 trillion dollars.
Tin, "about 780 billion dollars in Turkey's economy, the logistics industry with a significant volume of 52-53 billion dollars. Digitalization is inevitable in this sector. We have seen that we have completely changed our business model for the last 5 years. We are no longer a logistics company, but maybe we are technology companies. We started to evolve technology beyond the product to a place we define as a business model. ”