With the participation of Tekirdağ Governor Aziz Yıldırım, 20 container cargoes came to Asiaport Port from the Republic of Cote d'Ivoire and loaded onto the train from the Medlog Train Station, and were sent off to Bulgaria from Tekirdağ. Containers will arrive 12 days earlier by train, thanks to transit freight, which is among the first.
The cargo that previously went to the Burgas Port of Bulgaria by sea, passing the Istanbul Strait, will be transported by rail with Asyaport's Medlog Train Station connection, saving a great deal of time.
Speaking at the farewell, Governor Yıldırım; As you all know the geography of Turkey is a very important location. It is indeed a bridge connecting East and West. Turkey is an important hub between East and West. As we all know, since ancient times of history, we are in a geography that has always been a road route connecting East and West, a route to the Silk Road, and a center. Today's silk road is established in this way. Cargoes that used to travel with caravans in the past go by trains, ships, planes and trucks today. As you know, the trade that we call transit is the form of transportation in which the goods sent between two countries pass without any customs clearance in the third country where they pass. The load, which would reach Burgas from here with a loss of 10-12 days before, will now reach its destination without wasting time. I hope the cargo will reach the factory by tomorrow evening. The difference is an important difference. Especially in the industry, in areas where competition is very tight, I present to your appreciation what a time difference of 10 or 12 days means. In this regard, I would like to thank Turkey and relocation to the front and opened a new space-saving in our Tekirdağ'ı Mr. Ahmet Emre Soyuer to Soyuer and son. I would also like to thank Ahmet Soyuer and Medlog Company for their assistance in the development of download loading equipment and facility at our station with an investment of approximately fifty million. As you know before, the first export freight train was sent off with our President of the Assembly on 13 November, the day our President visited our city. Today we are sending off the first transit export containers. May it be good, auspicious and blessed. I hope you will be in the best way without any accident or trouble.
After the speech of Governor Yıldırım, the ribbon was cut and the train was sent off.
In addition to Uğurmaya Governor Aziz Yıldırım, Tekirdağ Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Kadir Albayrak, Provincial Gendarmerie Commander Kd. Alb. Osman Kılıç, Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Cengiz Günay, Chairman of the Board of Asyaport Ahmet Soyuer attended the meeting.