Fatih Dönmez, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, stated that the first boron export to China was made in the quarry by iron. Refined boron products produced at our boron plant in Kırka have resumed their way to China's Shiyan station in approximately 50 container block wagons. said.
Dönmez, in his written statement, reminded that the 42-container borax pentahydrate shipment was sent to China by an 800 meter long block train in the first expedition in January.
Stating that the first batch of deliveries was completed in February, Dönmez said, “Structural deterioration in world trade and maritime transportation, especially due to Kovid-19, equipment problems in the logistics sector and the high freight rates that have increased in sea shipments at the end of last year have still been continuing since the beginning of this year. During this period when sea freight was at its peak, our exporters also sought more exports by rail. " used the expressions.
Dönmez underlined that the importance of alternative trade routes emerged once again after the accident that took place in the Suez Canal on 23 March and said:
“World trade suffered a million dollar loss in just a few days. This situation also showed us what kind of risks the trade that can be made on a single route or a single transit route can pose. With the global vaccine studies, the demand for raw materials in the manufacturing sector has increased since the beginning of this year. Our strategic railroad trial operation, which successfully took place at a time when this situation gave positive momentum to world trade, started to bear fruit. Today, Eti Maden, together with TCCD, is making the second train shipment to China by rail. The refined boron products produced at our boron plant in Kırka set off again in approximately 50 container block wagons towards China's Shiyan station. Eti Maden will also make a successful strategic move with ship leasing and railroad alternatives, in addition to its traditional sea container transportation to the Chinese market. "