TCDD Transport General Manager Kamuran Yazıcı, who attended the 5th Economy and Logistics Summit held in Istanbul, said, “In the first 8 months of this year, the total number of freight trains passing through Marmaray, both domestic and international, is 205, and the amount of freight carried by these trains is 162 thousand. tons. " said.
"8 Thousand Tons of Freight Moved in Marmaray in 162 Months"
Kamuran printer, initiated by China's initiative "A Generation A Way" project that China than to Europe 14 thousand kilometers, consists of a corridor and Turkey stating that lies at the heart of this corridor, this corridor Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway He emphasized that uninterrupted railway connection was provided between the two continents with the Marmaray Project.
"8 Thousand Tons of Cargo Moved in BTK in the First 320 Months"
Yazıcı, who stated that 650 thousand tons of freight has been carried on the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line so far, and 8 thousand tons of cargo in the first 320 months, gave the following information:
“20 thousand tons of freight is expected to be transported in 500 thousand containers by the end of the year. It is aimed to carry 3,2 million tons of freight annually in the medium term and 6,5 million tons in the long term on the BTK railway line. The passing of freight trains from Marmaray, which provides uninterrupted rail transportation between the two continents, is a milestone in both Turkish and international rail transport. "
Yazıcı, mentioning the cost and speed advantages provided by Marmaray for freight transportation, said that thanks to the project, competitive transportation tariffs were created for the Turkish manufacturer.
"Between China and Turkey Freight Transport Ascendant Continues"
In November 2019, reminiscent of the first continuous freight transport between China and Europe held printer, since it began operating out of the BTK railway line China-Turkey-Europe container train service between 8 reported that a successful block.
Yazıcı said, "In the first 8 months of this year, the total number of freight trains (both domestic and international) passing through Marmaray was 205, and the amount of freight transported by these trains was 162 thousand tons." he spoke.