Ibrahim Öz, Chairman of the Board of Railway Carriers Association (DTD), who argued that companies providing logistics services should switch to 'combined transportation system' covering all modes of transport, said that competition with the world would be possible with this system.
In the rail freight transport in Turkey, that the share between transport modes remain weak highlights Oz, "in the mode share between transport modes such as Europe got to be close to each other. Unfortunately, at the moment the share of road transport in Turkey 91 percent. In Europe, this figure is at 55-60. 20 percent of sea and rail at 20 percent. We also we need this mode to zoom in Turkey. There must be modes that support each other, not competitors. This is our foundation as an association da.
Training UND and UTİKAD members
Be very clear about saying that Turkey's railway training Oz, "but there are logistics training in universities, Anadolu University does not have a curriculum about the outside rail. In order to close this gap, we put more emphasis on railway training as an association. Biz For the works carried out by the association on the subject of education, he said: kayd We made interviews with UND and UTIKAD on railway training. You know, UND's members are road transport companies. However, according to the newly formed train, there are companies that want to establish and install a railway department. We are already defending it. We say that if the company is a logistic company, they should do the railway by sea. So the system called combined transport. Because the salvation of Turkey in this system. Yaşar Rota, the general manager of our association, who has years of experience in 35 in TCDD and a lecturer at Anadolu University, has prepared a training program for this purpose. Even if they don't use it now, we wanted the trainers to get training that they could use in the future. In addition, we started to meet with universities as an association. From now on, we'll meet frequently. We will contribute to universities on the rail curriculum. You develop railway in Turkey so we are ready to do everything. UND opened the training halls. Seminars will start next year. Someone needs to close this need for rail training. The owners of the companies who work with these trainings will see the railway as well as the transportation of the wagons. As a result, it is very natural for people to know the highway, railroad and seaway to form a chain if a combination of logistics, a cooperation and a combined transportation will be established. We want to complete the missing railway in this chain. You cannot compete in a single mode. Otherwise, maybe you'il get cheaper. For this purpose, we want to provide training by departing. We think that Turkey also needs a lot of it. "
Private sector waiting for investment
Members of the association, which has been trying to make its voice heard in every possible way in terms of the liberalization of railway freight transportation since its establishment, expects the 'liberalization law' for the investments. The biggest problem in railway transportation is not to take the necessary steps to liberalize Öz said, ası The liberalization law was postponed to postponed 2011. We do not expect any further development before the elections. However, if the law comes out the front of the railway will be fully opened, O he said. Emphasizing the importance of the law in order to achieve the 2023 targets, Öz said: ilgili As an association, we argue that liberalization and privatization in the railway are essential. The best example for this is THY. We call you to do the liberalization you do there. Let TCDD be the operator like the State Airports. We want the same thing to happen in TCDD. Let liberalization be the front of the private sector. Let him invest. Take the tenders. The state cannot invest in 100-150 billion dollars state railways. But the private sector can do it. TCDD will get faster and cheaper service. As a result, this will be reflected on everyone. We have proved the importance of this as an association. We now have an 1500 wagon. 30 percent of the cargo transported by railway in Turkey we're moving. TCDD has an 17 bin wagon. We have shown that the private sector is doing this better than TCDD. Because the private sector is already the property. The tracking power is higher. The government officer does not work with the logic. As logistics companies, we follow our 24 watch business. But since TCDD is a monopoly, it doesn't see anyone as a rival. And the worst thing is, nobody's asking for an account. A wagon normally needs to carry 200 tons per month, but the 100-200 carries tons, but no one can account for the wagon. It's public now. Since we do not have a law, we cannot ask any questions and we cannot claim any rights, we cannot ask for an account. But when the law comes out, it will be a standard and everyone will be willing to comply with that standard. This will also apply to TCDD. Therefore we get out of our railway law as an association request, get TCDD Inc., all rail logistics firms in Turkey to get on equal terms and at the same altitudes are created equal competitive environment. "
Marmaray to increase our competitiveness
In order to compete with the world, Öz said that trade routes should be developed. He also touched upon the importance of Marmaray project at this point. Here 21 can run 21 freight train including 42 arrival, going. Transportation Minister Binali Yildirim and Chinese Railway Minister Liu Zhijun agreed between the "Railway Cooperation Agreement" between the prime ministers of the two countries 8 the signing in October shows the importance of Turkey in the global market. China, 'Kars-Tbilisi-Let's be the continuation of Baku line' he says. Because the world has become a global market. They are looking for a more suitable place. They are looking for routes they can reach more quickly. Daha
In the eyes of the British Turkey
Being aware of the developments in the railway in Turkey, indicating the longer of interest to the Turkish market of European countries Self, then the Germans and Italians in the British railway delegation came to Turkey, he said. Oz, "the British are seeking partners in Turkey for rail infrastructure. These are the railway construction infrastructure companies. In order to enter into contracts wherein they need to find partners in Turkey. They made presentations here and in Ankara. This is a nice improvement, a country like Britain to come to Turkey and yes I'm also looking for partners, "he said.
Year-end target 50 member
In recent weeks, Akport and Mersin ports and Kınay Group, such as the new members by joining the association with the number of members expressed 37 Oz, said they aim to go to the end of the year 50 members. Noting that the number of members suddenly increased, Öz explained the reasons for this: kayd The new management makes the work of the new members very intense. We visit railway logistics companies one by one. And we invite you to join. When we explain to them what we do and our goals, they are very much affected. The majority are making decisions to become members. We also prepared a presentation file, and contains our goals and objectives we share it with Turkey's 200 great organization. "
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