DP World Yarımca Terminal, which invested in the railway connection of the port two years ago, has also achieved an increase in the amount of freight by offering an alternative transportation method for both export and import loads last year.
The challenges in 2020 once again demonstrated the importance of supply chains, especially in the automotive industry, and rail transport connecting to international ports. DP World Yarımca Terminal, which invested in the railway connection of the port two years ago, has also achieved an increase in the amount of freight by offering an alternative transportation method for both export and import loads last year.
DP World Yarımca, which increased the use of rail lines in container transportation by more than 10 percent by exceeding the organic growth on the basis of TEU compared to the previous year, it is certain that this number will increase with the increase of the importance of the railway in global transportation and the development of the network between Eastern Europe and China.
Last year, one of the most important sectors benefiting from DP World Yarımca's railway connection was automotive. The automotive sector alone made 14 percent of all rail transport. Toyota's Sakarya production facilities, 60 kilometers from the port, have also become one of the busiest users of this service due to its location. The automotive giant made more than 12 percent of the total automotive load on the railway line with the finished products, parts and accessories it carried.
DP World Yarımca CEO Kris Adams stated that they will continue to increase the combination of rail and seaway, the most cost-effective and environmentally friendly transportation solution, thanks to customers like Toyota. Adams explained that they can offer the most sustainable solution, both financially and environmentally, in all transports.
Adams said, “Two years ago we invested in a railway connection at our port. Bringing the railway and the sea together is critical for all companies manufacturing in Anatolia. Turkey in speed thanks to steps taken by both the export and import of private and public organizations such as ours and can provide advantages in terms of cost. In addition, we can move the loads to the desired places in a more environmentally friendly way, ”he said.