TCDD, which started to 'Block Train Management' in freight transportation in 2004, achieved a great increase in the amount of cargo carried. In this context, while the amount of cargo carried by TCDD was 2002 million tons in 14,6, it increased to 2011 million tons in 25.4 with the block train application. While TCDD increased its annual load by 10 percent in 74 years, the income it generated has increased by 240 percent.
TCDD, the crisis in the global crisis and the demand for rail transport in the sector with the measures taken by the improvement in the sector, the block has changed the vision of the operation of train operations and freight. TCDD, 158 pieces in the domestic, 33 pieces of internationally-run 191 units block freight train is running per day.
International freight increased by 96%
International block freight trains to European Countries, Central Asian Turkic Republics and Middle East Countries started to be operated within the framework of agreements with different countries in order to improve block trade management and foreign trade volume and increase the rail transport share within the transportation sector. between European countries and Turkey, Germany, Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Poland, Romania and Slovenia in the east of Iran, Syria and Iraq, the Central Asian countries of Pakistan, Turkmenistan and executing block freight trains as opposed to Kazakhstan . TCDD also increased its international cargo volume by 10 percent in the last 96 years. TCDD's international cargo, which was 2002 million tons in 1.3, increased to 2011 million tons in 2.55.
Container transportation, which aims to remove competition and lift cooperation between other modes of transport, has become an important mode of transport in the transportation sector. In this context, container transport by 2003 thousand tons / year in 658 increased by 2011 to 12 million tons / year in 7.6.
Last year, 53 percent (1 million 356 thousand tons) of the goods carried by international trains were imported, while 46 percent were export products and 1 percent were transit passes. While imported products constituted 2002 percent of the cargo transported in 60, this rate decreased to 2011 percent in 53. While container transportation is carried out from Haydarpaşa, one of the 7 ports of TCDD, mainly coal, container, traverse and transportation are carried out from Derince Port.
The cargo carried from Derince goes to Ankara and Konya to various places in Anatolia. 3-5 wagon oil products are transported from Iran to Derince Port. Containers, industrial products, white goods, electronic goods and tobacco are transported from İzmir Port. These products are transported to the Aegean Region and Iran. While container transportation, traverse transportation, construction materials and especially iron transportation are carried out in Bandırma Port, cargo transportation to Aegean and Ankara is carried out from here. Iran is mostly transported from Izmir Port.