China Railway Express, which has raw materials and intermediate products from the Chinese city Altinkol, located on the China-Kazakhstan border, arrived in Izmit in a short time like 12 days.
Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia's cooperation with the October 2017 the company opened Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line and is integrated 'Generation and Road Project' under-created 'Central Corridor' through transportation is increasing.
Despite the pandemic period, which affected the whole world, he welcomed the second freight train of 43 containers at Izmit Köseköy at night. Within the framework of the 'One Generation One Way' initiative, the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) train line and the China Railway Express freight train loaded with raw materials and intermediate products departing from Khorgos, located on the border of China Kazakhstan on June 23, arrive in Köseköy in 12 days. It reached. After releasing the raw material and intermediate product containers imported by Turkish manufacturers, the train that will use the Marmaray tube pass will go to Italy and Poland. Said trend will reverse the route again taking the export containers from Europe and Turkey from Central Asia and China.
Pacific CEO of Eurasia, providing Turkey Murat Karatekin trails Transportation, said load also expressed their satisfaction with the contribution of 12 days away from delivering to Turkey international stakeholders of the train. Karatekin pointed out the importance of railway transportation during the pandemic period and said, “When we look at the logistics sector during the secretariat, we see that highway and airline transportation has come to a halt and sea freight has reached the ceiling. Despite the fact that there has been a volumetric increase in railway transportation, we have reduced the freight rates and reduced the burden of our exporters and importers. The railway, which is the transportation model of all kinds of difficult times, has become almost the only option in the pandemic process. ”
The first transit block freight train between China and Europe, consisting of 42 containers loaded with electronic goods, which is the milestone in international rail freight transportation, was transferred to Europe on 6 November 2019 via “Marmaray”. The first transit freight train in question, China Railway Express, arrived from China to Western Europe in 18 days.
While the cargo transportation to Russia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and China over the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars line still increases with the pandemic process, the amount of cargo increases and new destinations continue to be added to this line, which ensures continuity of trade. .
Trade area of the pandemic period, taking all the measures that are sustainable over the railway pioneer in contactless manner in human Turkey, with the increase of transport in the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line has enabled significant increase in the capacity of this line.