The 6th and 7th Chinese export block trains carrying domestic production MDF coated plate between Turkey and China will depart from Kocaeli Köseköy on Monday, May 24, 2021.
According to the information obtained from TCDD Tasimacilik AS, trains consisting of 41 containers owned by Turkish companies are 1876 in Turkey, 220 in Georgia, 430 in Azerbaijan, 420 in the Caspian Sea, 3 thousand 200 in Kazakhstan and in China. It will travel 2 thousand 100 kilometers, reach Xi'an, China, and complete 8 thousand 693 kilometers in about 2 weeks.
The Diversity of Export Loads Through BTK and the Middle Corridor Increases
The variety of freight is also increasing in export transportations carried out through the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) Railway Line and the Middle Corridor called the "Iron Silk Road". Previously, a new type of load will be added to loads such as refrigerators, refrigerators, and boron mines, and MDF-coated board will also be exported to China.
The first export train departing from Turkey to China was sent off from Istanbul on December 4, 2020 with the participation of Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, Adil Karaismailoğlu, and passed 2 continents, 2 seas and 5 countries, on December 19, 2020. had reached the city.
Due to the first export train welcomed with a ceremony in China, Minister Karaismailoğlu said in the video conference connection, "The successful completion of our first export train to China by crossing 2 continents, 2 seas and 5 countries is the biggest proof that a great dream is now real." he used the expressions.
Transportation Costs and Time Advantages Provided
Following the first export block train from Turkey to China via the BTK Railway Line and the Middle Corridor, the second train, with 20 refrigerators loaded on December 2020, 1400 Çerkezköywas sent off from.
With the third export train, the first boron export was realized between Turkey and China by rail. The 754-meter-long, 42-container-loaded train set off from Eskişehir Kırka on January 29 with refined boron products. The train, which covered a total of 7 thousand 792 kilometers from Turkey to China, reached China in two weeks.
Boron export, which was realized in about 45-60 days by sea, was carried out in 15-20 days by rail. Thus, a significant advantage was achieved in terms of both transportation costs and time.
With the other export train sent to Russia on the BTK Railway Line, 15 white goods produced in Turkey were delivered in 3 containers. The train covered 321 thousand 4 kilometers in 650 days and became the beginning for a very important export route.
100 Thousand Tons of Transportation Between Turkey-China-Turkey
With 5 trains, 201 wagons and 216 containers, 8 tons were exported from Turkey to China via the BTK Railway Line and the Middle Corridor.
90 thousand 1800 tons of freight came from China to Turkey with 2 trains 164 wagons and 91 thousand 500 containers.
The total rail transportation between Turkey-China-Turkey reached 95 thousand tons with 2001 trains and 100 wagons.
With the BTK Railway Line and the Middle Corridor, which has started to stand out as one of the most advantageous routes between Asia and Europe, it is aimed to operate 1500 trains and transport 60 thousand TEU freight between Turkey and China in the medium term.