The first train of the BALO project reached Germany in 4 days: The first scheduled train of Büyük Anadolu Logistics Organizations Inc. (BALO), departing from Manisa on September 8, reached Germany in 4 days.
The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB), said in a statement, the balloon carrying the products of Anatolian industrialists in Europe, was expressed in a record start date of service. The first scheduled train of BALO, which departed from Manisa on 8 September, reached Germany in 4 days, and it was stated that the bureaucratic processes were accelerated and the time was reduced to a minimum and this road taken in 4 days was a historical record in railway transportation.
TOBB President Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu, who explained that they have achieved a first in the history of railways, said that a train departing from Manisa is impossible to reach Munich in 5 days, but in order to motivate friends and speed up the process, we will carry the cargo between Manisa and Munich in 5 days by a statement. reminded that he did. Hisarcıklıoğlu noted:
“When I made this explanation and sat down at the ceremony, many of my friends came to me saying,“ Not in 5 days, let's fix this explanation, ”but thank God, we delivered the products produced by the Anatolian industrialist with sweat sweat in a 4-day period. We broke a historic record. I congratulate the entire team, especially BALO Chairman of the Board of Directors, Bülent Koşmaz and General Manager Huseyin Vereermis. ”
- “Scheduled flights will start from Izmir, Manisa, Ankara and Konya”
Emphasizing the great support of Binali Yıldırım, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, and Minister of Customs and Trade, Hayati Yazıcı and Süleyman Karaman, General Manager of TCDD, Hisarcıklıoğlu stated that the contribution of Austrian partner Railways in Europe is also great.
Hisarcıklıoğlu said, “When we reach the capacity to send trains to Munich every day of the week from Manisa or another city, that is, we can reach Germany in 5 days when our companies start to transport their goods by train. From the next week, scheduled flights will start from Izmir, Manisa, Ankara and Konya. Eskişehir, Gaziantep, Kayseri and Denizli will be commissioned very soon. Bursa and Balıkesir business world cargoes can be shipped on Bandırma ”.
Calling the business world to use the railway system, Hisarcıklıoğlu stated that BALO is definitely not a competitor to the highway or seaway, and logistics companies should also benefit from this system. Stating that individual block trains can be harmed when operated and after a while, train services are canceled, trust in the railway decreases. Hisarcıklıoğlu said, “Combine your bridal loads in BALO. BALO is the company of the Turkish business world ”.
- How does the train transportation system work?
With the BALO Project, products produced in different cities of Anatolia will be combined in logistics centers and brought to Bandırma by block trains. The cargo will be transported from here to Tekirdağ by container ships and from there to Europe by scheduled block trains. With this model, which is a “good example of combined transportation”, both time and transportation costs will be saved. It also installs coming to Turkey from European countries will also be delivered to its destination in a similar manner again. Firstly, loads will be transported to Munich and Cologne by train twice a week. At the beginning of next year, there will be weekly reciprocal 5 block trains.
- Shareholder structure of BALO
BALO, especially TOBB, has a partnership structure spread across the country. 51 rooms, 24 exchanges, 15 organized industrial zones, UTİKAD and UMAT are among the partners of the company. While 51 percent of Istanbul exports, 61 percent of Izmir and 78 percent of Bursa to European countries, these rates are 33 percent in Konya and 24 percent in Gaziantep. Industrialists in Anatolia are expected to sell more goods to Europe as transportation costs will be reduced.
Source : ekonomi.milliyet.com.t is