The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure shared the figures of combined transportation carried out by TCDD Tasimacilik. In the statement made by the Ministry, it was reported that 2019 million tons of combined export transportation was realized in 5.1, while a total of 4.9 million tons of combined cargo was transported within the scope of imports. It was also stated that in 2019, 10 million tons of freight ship + rail and road transport was realized in total export-import.
In the statement made by the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, also reminding that the Ro-Ro operations terminated at TCDD Izmir Alsancak Port were restarted with the permission of the ministry last week; announced that it is aimed to generate 2 million USD annual revenue with the resumption of transportation.
5.1 million tons of combined export shipment
The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure stated that combined transportation using many transportation routes adds value to the country's economy, as well as offering cheaper and safer transportation. In the statement made by the Ministry, “Railway combined transportation in our country; Train + sea, sea + train, road + train are sometimes used in all three modes. Within the scope of combined transportation, export cargoes coming to Mersin, İzmir, Aliağa (Biçerova), İskenderun, Payas, Sarıseki, Bandırma and Derince by rail in 2019; TCDD is exported from Alsancak ports by sea. With this combination, 2019 million tons of combined export was transported in 5.1 ”.
A total of 4.9 million tons of combined cargo was transported within the scope of imports.
In the statement that it was stated that the cargoes coming to the ports via import are transported by Port + Railway + Port + Road + Railway combinations; “In 2019, Coal, Iron ore, Plastic raw material, Chemical products, Electronic goods, Steel products were transported within this scope. In 2019, a total of 4.9 million tons of combined cargo was transported within the scope of imports ”.
Combined transport using rail accounts for 34 percent of total transport
In the statement, which pointed out that in 2019, 10 million tons of cargo was transported with a combination of ship + rail and highway in total export and import, the following statements were made: “Export and imported cargoes coming to Asyaport port are transported via Ömerli and Tekirdağ stations by road + rail connection. In the first place, approximately 40 thousand TEU and 25 thousand truck boxes will be transported from these stations to Europe. Total combined transport using the rail mode constitutes 29,3 percent of our total transport (34 million tons). "
With the resumption of Ro-Ro transportation, an annual revenue of 2 million USD is aimed
Reminding that the Ro-Ro operations, which were terminated at TCDD Izmir Alsancak Port, resumed last week, it was stated that a regulation was made to support the increasing export; "With the resumption of Ro-Ro transportation, it is aimed for exporters to reach North Africa and Southern Europe with cheaper transportation costs and to earn 2 million USD annually." In the statement made by the Ministry, it also shared the information that the existing docks are suitable for serving 2 Ro-Ro ships at the same time and that sufficient vehicle stocks are ready to serve with ring road connections.