The first export trains to Russia and the third export trains to China, which will go through Baku-Tbilisi-Kars and the Middle Corridor, Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu, Energy and Natural Resources Minister Fatih Dönmez, TCDD General Manager Ali İhsan Uygun, TCDD Transport General Manager Hasan Pezük was sent off from Ankara Station on January 29, 2021, with a ceremony attended by public and private sector representatives.
Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu: Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Line; cargo transportation between China and Turkey while the 1 month to 12 days, the time between the Marmaray project of the century, or even be integrated with the Far East and Western Europe dropped to 18 days.
Left behind by the year 2020 the Kovid-19 outbreak despite shed light on the future of the nation, the country will move tomorrow to very large projects, it pointed out that a year that the lives of Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu burden on Turkey's Transportation Policy Paper axis, to declare to the whole world their claims on human and data transport will He said that they will continue to implement projects and steps one by one, which are shaped by mobility, digitalization and logistics dynamics as a necessity of the current era in the fields of transportation and communication, and contribute to the overall development of the country.
Emphasizing that they have established uninterrupted and high-quality transportation infrastructures between continents by establishing international corridors in addition to providing multi-modal transportation connections within the country in the last 18 years, Karaismailoğlu stated that they have improved their transportation infrastructures, expanded the networks and completed the missing connections on international transportation routes.
"We Invested 18 Billion Lira for the Development of Railway Infrastructure in 171,6 Years"
Karaismailoğlu, who stated that they have demonstrated that they are the logistical power that ensures the uninterrupted continuation of the world trade, which has stagnated between Europe and Asia thanks to the decisive steps from the beginning of the epidemic, continued as follows:
"Today Kars-Tbilisi-Baku railway corridor between Turkey and Central out of the train at the time, then our exports have successfully completed the first block exports from China are experiencing happiness we train our way to Moscow. Our exit to our railways is not new. For 18 years, we have adopted and implemented the vision of knitting our country with iron bars, which was established in the first years of our Republic. We saw railways as one of the most important links of sustainable development moves, like other modes of transport.
Karaismailoğlu, explaining the work done on the railways, stated that they have been considering it as a state policy since 2003 and that they have invested 18 billion lira for the development of the railway infrastructure in the last 171,6 years.
"Turkey has become the most strategic ports of the Iron Silk Road"
China, Asia, aiming to Europe and the Middle East created a massive transportation network linking "One Belt One Road Project" is a very important project for Turkey, moreover as an opportunity explaining that they evaluate Karaismailoğlu short period of time in question in the world of rail transport with proactive policies pursued the owner of Turkey, said it has become the most strategic ports of the Iron Silk Road.
Stating that the Baku - Tbilisi - Kars Railway Line has given a new direction to world railway transportation, Karaismailoğlu stated that this line, which started its activities on October 30, 2017, started a new era in the field of rail freight transportation between Asia and Europe.
Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Line, the cargo transport time between China and Turkey 1 month to 12 days, the century of the project Marmaray this even integrate that with the amount of time between the Far East and Western Europe for 18 days to reduce the information that Karaismailoğlu, he continued:
“Our export train, which we will see off today, will travel approximately 4 kilometers to Moscow, its destination in the Russian Federation, by using the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars line. 650 dishwashers, stoves and ovens produced in our country will be transported to the Vladimir Region of the Russian Federation in 3 containers loaded in 321 wagons. Previously sea and by road have made this move is done with the railways, the breakthrough in the field of railways and rail in Turkey is the result of confidence in our ISLETMECILIGI. "
Turkey voicing everyone's goal of increasing the exports that Karaismailoğlu this move, the Turkey-Russia railway line was also stressed that the meat supply is extremely important in terms of mutual work.
Karaismailoğlu stated that this transportation, which will be carried out with the road-rail combined transportation and door-to-door delivery model, will be a very important alternative for exporters and said, “With the transportation of containers and trucks by rail, the transportation costs of our exporters will decrease and their competitiveness will increase. used the expressions.
"Regular Export Trains are Sent to China"
Karaismailoğlu stated that they regularly send export trains to China and said, “A new one of our Chinese trains is on the way today. By our train, 1000 tons of borax mine to be exported to China by Eti Maden will be transported to X'ian, China in 42 containers. found the assessment.
Underlining that they attach great importance to the junction lines in order to provide railway connection to centers with freight potential such as factories, ports and organized industrial zones in order to increase freight transportation, Karaismailoğlu said that they have commissioned 11 logistics centers so far, and that the construction of 83,51 junction lines with a length of 5 kilometers continues, soon He said that they will also open the Kars Logistics Center.
Karaismailoğlu emphasized that they aim to increase the share of rail freight transportation in land freight transportation from 5 percent to 10 percent with the investments made, and underlined that it is extremely important for both sides to ensure that the export and importers of both countries transport their products safely over the railway, thus strengthening commercial relations. .
Karaismailoğlu, "Trade and shopping, one of the most important elements of being a multi-dimensional relations between Turkey and Russia and also strengthen the bridge of friendship between the two countries. Our friendship will be further reinforced with the flights that will continue to increase in 2021. found the assessment.
"It was going to China in 45-60 days by sea before, it will reach in 2 weeks by rail"
Noting that sustainable leadership in the world boron sector, Energy and Natural Resources Minister until Fatih Dönmez also from Beijing to London, which aims to create a continuous trade route Belt and Road Project, Turkey's key that has a role, recalled, "made the railways in the last year When the investments combined with this project, more than 40 countries and a world population of 60 billion entered our hinterland in an area of approximately 4,5 million square meters. The strengthening of the network between London and Beijing, the further growth of the country's economies of approximately $ 25 trillion on the route open new windows of opportunity for us. found the assessment.
“Our train, 754 meters long and loaded with 42 containers, will travel a total of 7 thousand 792 kilometers. We will be able to export by sea in about 45 to 60 days, by rail, within 15-20 days. Especially in the recent period, international transportation by TCDD Tasimacilik creates a new alternative and an important opportunity against the ongoing rising trend in sea shipments. It will be a serious gain not only for us but also for the markets we export to. "
China's biggest export route that Turkey does not start attracting attention in the Far East said:
“Eti Maden has a sales figure of approximately 1 million tons in the Far East market. Of this figure, we sell 600 to 700 thousand tons of boron products annually to China. We have a serious growth potential not only in China but also in the Asian market. Hopefully, we will increase our exports to the Far East market in a very short time with our cooperation today. "
Later, Minister Karaismailoğlu and the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Fatih Dönmez, the first export block train to be operated in cooperation with TCDD Taşımacılık AŞ and the official forwarding company Pacific Eurasia, sent off the first export block train to Moscow and the third export block train to X'ian, China.