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As reported in The Loadstar yesterday, Turkey has closed its land border to truck drivers from a vast range of countries. However, Bulgarians remain exempt and are able to continue to make cross-border shipments into Turkey. As a result, according to this report from Euractive, Bulgaria has drawn up plans to build “the world’s biggest truck park” at a disused military airport and offer road freight transhipment services for cargo bound for Turkey.

“The idea is that Bulgaria, with its powerful transport sector, could download the goods of EU trucks at Uzudjovo, upload them on its own fleet and proceed to Turkey. The alternative for the EU trucks is that they spend 14 days of quarantine at Uzudjovo.”

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