rail support to the Anatolian industrialists: Turkey Chambers and Stock Exchanges Union (TOBB), which was established under the leadership of 93 rooms, exchanges and organized as joint of industrial Great Anatolia Logistics Organizations (BALO), begins to freight transport by rail.
The news of Şaban Gündüz:
BALO, which was implemented to solve the logistics problem in Anatolia, will transport goods to Europe 30 percent cheaper. BALO will fly to Munich and Cologne, and will lift the first train on September 8, 2013.
BALO will use the railway from Anatolia for the first time in freight transportation, and will reach Bandırma by trains that it will lift from Manisa, Eskişehir, Konya and Ankara at the same time, and pass to Tekirdağ by sea. From there, it will be connected to the main railway line with the railway connection between Tekirdağ and Muratlı by the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications. Turkish products will reach Europe, former Eastern Bloc, Scandinavian, Baltic, Middle Eastern and CIS countries. Bülent Koşmaz, Chairman of the Board of BALO and Manisa Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said that with the project, they will turn the geopolitical advantage of Turkey, which is located on the axis of Europe, the Middle East and Asia, into a logistics advantage. Noting that they aim to increase the competitiveness of the industrialists and bring vitality to the logistics sector with this model, Koşmaz underlined that BALO is not a rival to a certain sector and group, and said that they will contribute to the export target of 100 billion dollars in the 500th anniversary of the Republic. Accelerating BALO's rail transport kazanHüseyin İşermiş, the General Manager of BALO, emphasized that he will continue his journey and said that the train departing from Manisa will carry the load to Cologne in 12 days. Stating that they will use 30 HC PW (High Cube Pallet Wide) containers, which take 45 percent more load in transportation, İşermiş said that in 2014, the weekly reciprocal voyage will increase to 5 and the number of containers to 875. BALO's 2015 goal is to integrate the Scandinavian Viking Train. BALO, which plans to start domestic rail freight transportation in 2015, will increase the number of containers to 2016 thousand in 3 and start Silk and Spice road train services. Cargoes coming from Europe will be transported to the Middle East and Arabian peninsula by the Hejaz railway line, and to the Far East via Silk and Spice, by transiting Turkey in the same way.
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