Demir İpek Yolu New Route of European Freight Transportation with Asia

the new route of iron and silk asia and european freight transport
the new route of iron and silk asia and european freight transport

European continent with so-called and Asia as the Iron Silk Road between the shortest, safest, most economical and climate over rated Central Corridor as the most convenient rail corridor, of which freight carried by blocks between China train with Turkey as well as China and Europe in transit through Turkey The demand for transportation is increasing day by day.

Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia's joint venture with the Kars-Tbilisi-Baku railway implemented, the General Directorate of Turkish State Railways Freight railroads are preferred by more and more countries in the region in cooperation with freight from Asia to Europe.

Baku railway freight transport between China and Europe-Tbilisi-Kars railway line and the integrated "Central Corridor" The increasing demand for the route, Turkey is closer to the goal of becoming a logistics base between Europe and Asia.

Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia in cooperation with the drop in business at October 30, 2017 and so far about 600 thousand Baku tons transported cargo over-Tbilisi-Kars railway line and the integrated "Belt and Road Project" created "Central Corridor" through freight rate won.

Iron Silk Road called and soon in Europe with Asia, the safest, most economical and climate that is considered the most favorable rail corridor "Central Corridor" over Turkey and China in the side of the freight carried by block trains as China and Europe among Turkey Demand for transit transportation is increasing day by day.

China-Block Line Trains in Turkey watching the 12-day Completes

In this context, the leadership of the Turkish State Railways Transport Directorate General of Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and moving on June 23 from China in collaboration with some logistics companies in Georgia, 43 to 40 feet container loaded in the third railway Kazakhstan, the Caspian Sea, following the Azerbaijan and Georgia It is planned to reach Izmit Köseköy on July 5.

Electronics, textiles and machine parts of the freight train carrying about 9 thousand 400-kilometer distance between Turkey and China is expected to complete in 12 days, this period is expected to be reduced to 10 days at a later time.

Between Turkey Sino-year to 100 Block Train Operation

A fourth train with 50 containers, two of which are Italy, two of which are Poland and the other one is Iraq, departed from China on July 01.

Central Corridor and the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway in China (Xi'an) - Turkey (Izmit-Kosekoy) a year, twice a week in the 100 block train route has been planned transition.

While the number of block crossing trains in question is expected to increase in the near future, China plans to shift 30% of its rail freight transport from Europe to Russia to the Middle Corridor, and thus, it is specified as the northern line, China-Russia (Siberia) - 5 thousand annually via Belarus. 500 years train in the first place made the move in 1000, and later transported via Turkey is expected to begin in 1500 once.

Marmaray Crossing Has Begun

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.

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  1. It is pleasing that there is an increase in ktb rail freight transport. Passenger transport should also be started on this route. The wagons belonging to tcdd should also be used on trains that will operate on the KTB line.

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