Within the scope of the BALO Project, 2 trains per week will go to Munich and Cologne: Freight transportation from Anatolia to Europe for the first time with a continuous block train journey started from Manisa yesterday.
The first train of the Great Anatolian Logistics Organization (BALO) Project, which was initiated to provide the industrial and exporter cargoes in Anatolia to be transported to Europe by rail, set off from TCDD Manisa Station Logistics Area. The first train, Maritime Transport and Communications Minister Binali Yildirim, Turkey Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges (TOBB) President Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu and by TCDD General Director Süleyman Karaman farewell ceremony. With the project, Anatolian companies will send products to Europe in 5 days with a lower cost in just 30 days. Minister Yıldırım, stating that they are trying to shorten the 5-day period, said, “We will prevent loss of time in border crossings. The loading and unloading incident will disappear. ” Calling the business world about the project under the leadership of TOBB, Minister Yıldırım said, “In addition to this project, you also operate the bridal trains. Don't just carry your cargo, just carry your own trains on your own. On July 1, our law on the liberalization of railways came out. Now everyone can use our 13 thousand kilometers railway line. TOBB members should take advantage of this great opportunity. Go to a restructuring for this. ”Hearcıklıoğlu stated that the project that started in Manisa will spread all over Anatolia. Hisarcıklıoğlu said that Manisa TSO President Bülent Koşmaz, who is the head of the BALO project, left the TOBB administration just for this project; He said that this project also responded to the criticism of 'TOBB'. TCDD General Manager Karaman said that the trains will be carried by ferry from Bandırma, they will create a train-ferry line, so that an uninterrupted train line will be established between Asia and Europe. Karaman noted that electronics, apparel, white goods and other industrial products will be transported on trains with 1200 tons of load capacity.
THANKS FOR "SUN" TO MANİSA
Minister Yıldırım, who attended the farewell ceremony with Hisarcıklıoğlu, referred to their exposure to too much sun, saying, “I thank Manisa. We did not have a holiday this year, we did not see the sun, we made up for it. ”
TO MUNICH AND COLOGNE
2 train departs per week
The BALO project was established with a model under the leadership of TOBB, in which commerce and industry chambers, commodity exchanges and orgazine industrial zones are common. With the project, products produced in different cities of Anatolia will be combined in logistics centers. It will be brought to Bandırma by block trains from here. The cargo will be transported from here to Tekirdağ by container ships and from here to Europe by scheduled trains. Loads from Europe to Turkey to be transported in these trains. The trains will go to Munich and Cologne twice a week for now. At the beginning of 2014, there will be a weekly 5 block train.
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