Çanakkale-Balıkesir Çıkışlı Çok Modlu Lojistik Faaliyetlerinde 1915 Çanakkale Köprüsünün RolüMehmet Gürtürk, Yener Pazarcık
Bu çalışmada, Çanakkale-Balıkesir çıkışlı çok modlu lojistik faaliyetlerinde 1915 Çanakkale Köprüsü’nün rolünün ortaya koyulması amaçlanmıştır. Bu doğrultuda nitel araştırma yönteminin benimsendiği çalışmada, Köprü’nün paydaşı olarak belirlenen kişi, kurum ve kuruluşlar ile yüz yüze görüşmeler gerçekleştirilmiştir. Yapılan analizler neticesinde 1915 Çanakkale Köprüsü bölgenin lojistik, sosyo-kültürel, ekonomik ve sanayi gelişimine önemli katkılar sağlayacağı belirlenmiştir.
The 1915 Çanakkale Bridge’s Role in Multimode Logistics Activities Between Çanakkale and BalıkesirMehmet Gürtürk, Yener Pazarcık
This study aims to reveal the role of the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge in the multi-modal logistics activities between Çanakkale and Balıkesir. The study adopted the qualitative research method and conducted face-to-face interviews with the people, institutions, and organizations that were determined as the bridge’s stakeholders. As a result of the analysis, the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge has been determined to contribute significantly in the future to the region’s logistics, socio-cultural, economic, and industrial development.
The phenomenon of migration has emerged with the presence of human beings and gave birth to the concept of displacement (i.e., transportation). Today, the concept of transportation has been replaced by the concept of logistics. With the development of trade, using a single mode of transportation (i.e., road, sea, rail, or air) to convey a product from one point to another became insufficient. For this reason, multi-modal transportation systems have come to the fore and have strategic importance for businesses ability to profit and gain a competitive advantage.
Çanakkale Province’s strategic position has been important throughout history. The completion in 2022 of the region’s highway integration with the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge over the Dardanelles, one of Turkey’s two straits, paved the way for its multi-modal transportation system. The 1915 Çanakkale Bridge is a candidate for becoming the logistics hub of the region because it connects the continents of Asia and Europe, the regional highway integration has been completed, and the Çanakkale Airport is active.
The study aims to investigate the role of the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge in multimodal logistics activities between Çanakkale and Balıkesir. In line with this, the study investigates the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge’s impact on the socio-cultural, economic, and tourism activities of the region, especially with regard to logistics activities. The literature review shows a low number of studies on the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge. The current study contributes to the field due to the Bridge having been newly put into service and the bridge’s impacts on logistics activities not having been previously investigated. Face-to-face interviews were conducted with 18 of the bridge’s stakeholders and involve institution and organization officials, private company executives and employees, and heads of non-governmental organizations. These participants were asked 18 questions in connection with the purpose of the research. The first 13 questions has the participants describe the impact the bridge has had on regional logistics activities, another four questions has them describe the bridge’s impacts on the region’s sociocultural, economic, and tourism activities, and the last question aimed to reveal their opinions about the bridge’s toll fee. The study analyzed the obtained results using the program MAXQDA Analytics Pro 2020 (Version 20.2.2). The analysis results show the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge to have positively impacted the region’s sociocultural, economic, and tourism activities, as well as its logistics activities in particular.