Transport TCDD General Manager Hasan Pezük, the Voice of Turkey on 22 February 2021, "Homeland Train" from the program was a guest.
Pezük, we are transporting cargo to many countries in Europe, Iran, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and People's Republic of China via block trains from our country on the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line.
“We Carried 2019 Million Passengers in 165. Our Continuously Increasing Freight Transport Reached 2020 Million Tons In 30. "
Speaking about export shipments by rail, Hasan Pezük, General Manager of TCDD Transport, said, before the pandemic, 23 thousand passengers per day on high-speed trains, 50 thousand on main line / regional trains, 350 thousand passengers in Marmaray, 40 thousand passengers in Başkentray; Reminding that 170 thousand tons of freight is carried with 80 trains per day, “We carried 2019 million passengers in 165, when we were not affected by the pandemic. Likewise, our constantly increasing freight shipments reached 2020 million tons in 30. " said.
"2003 Billion Lira Investment In The Railway Sector Since 171.6"
In the last 18 years, under the leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and under the leadership of the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, the railway sector has entered a great progress in every sense with the railway priority policies, an uninterrupted railway in all directions in the railway sector, where 2003 billion lira has been invested since 171,6 Pezük pointed out that by creating the main corridor, rail freight transportation projects are prioritized in order to increase the transit transportation opportunities both nationally and between Europe-Asia-Middle East and to develop combined transportation:
"Marmaray Bosphorus Tube Crossing, BTK And A New Era In Export Transport With The Iron Silk Road Has Started"
"Turkey's seamless rail transport to allow a Marmaray Bosphorus Tube Crossing, Kars-Tbilisi-Baku railway and launched by China's initiative" One Belt One Road "finds life with the project began a new era in our transport export Iron Silk Road."
“Today, we are transporting cargo to many countries in Europe, Iran, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and the People's Republic of China via block trains from our country on the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line. The Middle Corridor also offers important opportunities for freight traffic in Asia to reach the Middle East, North Africa and Mediterranean regions, thanks to our country's port connections. In addition, our export shipments, which are carried out with combined transport with port connection, where railway and sea transport are used together, continue to be concentrated in different countries. As TCDD Taşımacılık AŞ General Directorate, we are working with our colleagues to use these opportunities in the most beneficial way for our country. "
China and Turkey in so far a total of 11 block container train, the E China from Turkey Pezük indicating that three export trend yet, he continued by saying: "The first two export train with our white goods being transported, the third export train with our meat borax load Mine was delivered . Again, the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Line through the interior of the Turkey-Russia capital Moscow Our train was sent to the first block or installed white goods export containers. These trains will be followed by new trains. For this purpose, we have entered into an intense cooperation with our exporters. I would like to express with happiness and pride that the demand for BTK and Iron Silk Road transportation is increasing. "
"Loads, from Turkey to Russia 8 day, 12 day, from China to Europe from China to Turkey Reaches 18 a day."
Kars-Tbilisi-Baku railway and Iron Silk Road, more economical, faster, more secure and climate as being more favorable as a very important international rail corridor because of the many advantages that come to the fore, cargo from Turkey to Russia in 8 days, from China to Turkey 12 days from China to Europe 18 days that the information reaches Pezük, "Asia and the work we do, taking into account the potential burden between Europe our hope countries transit railway transportation we want to bring the central country," he said.
Pezük, Turkey in our country to meet the growing demand for freight transport in Europe between the European direction; He said that he operates block freight trains to Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Poland, Austria, Slovakia, Czechia and Germany, the current train service has been increased to meet the increasing demand and new block freight trains have been put into service.
"2020 Percent Increase Has Been Made In Europe Direction Freight Transportation In 25"
General Manager Hasan Pezük: “The truck body transportation, of which he is interested in the private sector, is mainly Çerkezköy and Çatalca. A 2020 percent increase was achieved in European freight transport in 25. It is planned to start truck body transportation from different destinations this year. We are ready to meet all demands with our colleagues. " said.
"Freight Transportation to Afghanistan and Pakistan via Iran"
Turkey's becoming a major force in Turkey-Iran and Turkey-Iran over talking about freight transport will start on Afghanistan and Pakistan General Manager Pezük: "The newly built, existing capacity and increasing speed Lake Van, the introduction of the ferry Iran directional move in It provided a very important advantage. Removing a million tons this year, the Turkey-Iran move, the countries concerned to be carried cargo to China via Iran is continuing discussions with the railway administrations. In addition, with the establishment of the railway connection between Iran and Afghanistan, it has become possible to transport into Afghanistan by transiting Iran with the wagons belonging to our organization from our country. We are planning to run the first train this year. Again, the scope of the Economic Cooperation Organization in Turkey through Iran and Pakistan, the work continues for the resumption of scheduled freight trains. " He spoke in the form.
"Human Contactless Transport in Pandemic"
Pointing out that the railroad did not interrupt freight transport despite the pandemic in the program and that its contribution to the country's economy increased, Pezük said, “In this process, there was a significant load flow to the railway. Our organization has taken the necessary precautions and the transportation has started to be carried out without human contact at all our railway border gates. Iran-Turkey border railway station wagons establishing disinfection system, we provide disinfection of incoming and outgoing cars. In case of the possibility of Iran transit cargo shifting to the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line, we worked to carry an additional 3.500 tons of cargo per day to the existing cargo carried on the BTK line. In addition to the transfer capacity in Georgia Ahılkelek, we established a mobile crane system to transfer the incoming cargo at our Georgian border station Canbaz to the wagons belonging to our Corporation. " said.
"Diversity of Products and Destinations Transported by Railway Increases"
Pezük gave the following information about the variety of freight transported by rail: “Mostly by rail; As a result of the advantages offered by contacting different sectors while transporting bulk cargo, construction materials, mines, diversification of destinations and suitable wagon production, we have also enabled the transportation of different types of cargo by railways. A wide range of products such as chemical products, foodstuffs, cleaning products, iron and steel and their products, grains, grains, electronic products, white goods, automotive products, fresh vegetables and fruits has been reached.
"2020 Percent Increase in Export Transportation by Railway in 35"
General Manager Hasan Pezük finally: "As our Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure announced goal of becoming a logistic base in Turkey with its investments in the railway sector is gradually increasing. As a result, our exporter has started to prefer the railroad more and more. We can see our 2020 percent increase in export shipments in 35 as a good indicator of this. As we all know, rail transport stands out and is invested in our country, as it is in the world, with its environmentally friendly, economical and less dependent on oil aspect. Thanks to the railway projects to be implemented one by one, it aims to increase the share of rail freight transport to 2023 percent in 10. We make all our plans in line with these goals. " he finished his words.