Turkey Exporters Assembly (TIM) Logistics Council Member Bülent Aymen, privatization of rail transport would help boost exports, he said.
Bülent Aymen reminded that railway transportation is the cheapest mode of transportation in the world. per cent share of total freight in Turkey in the rail transport of the Republic's first 68 years today, while underlining that the level of 1,5 percent of this figure Aymen, "Freight, while the most important factors affecting our competitiveness in exports, the deficiencies in the rail infrastructure of our country and Railway transportation has ceased to be the preferred mode of transportation due to the lack of lines suitable for the load route. ” said.
While trying to market goods in the global arena, Aymen pointed out that the fact that freights are higher than the costs of the countries they compete with, said, “With the amendment made in the railway law, the introduction of the law allowing the private sector to transport and invest in the railway will open the way for Turkish exporters. " he spoke.
Turkey's Middle East and toward connecting Central Asian countries to Europe emphasis have the chance to be the most important logistics center Aymen, "high road and maritime transport costs, limit the formation of long convoys and delayed delivery problems of our neighbors near and disposal in increasing our market share will give us a significant advantage. ” spoke in the form.
Source: News Aktuel