Private sector will carry both cargo and passenger

The private sector will carry both passengers and freight: BALL train departed from Manisa yesterday aimed freight transportation by rail from Turkey to Europe. Speaking at the ceremony, Minister of Transport Binali Yildirim, "the private sector is no longer just freight, passenger transport is also able to," he said.

The law, which allows the railway line to be used by the private sector and professional chambers, has begun to give its first fruits. Büyük Anadolu Lojistik Organizasyonları A.Ş. operating in Manisa. and prepared by TOBB and aims to freight transport by rail to Europe from Turkey 'BALL' says project, was launched yesterday. Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, Binali Yıldırım and TOBB President Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu attended the ceremony. Speaking here, Minister Yildirim reminded that the BALO project is an important product of the law, which allows free use of railways. Minister Yıldırım, who called on the private sector, said: çağrı We have issued the law on the liberalization of railways. The private sector may not only transport freight by rail but also passenger transport on its own behalf. I believe that the necessary step will be taken under the presidency of TOBB.


TOBB President Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu said that the cargoes to Germany will go 5 by train, and the transportation cost will be cheaper than the 30 by road.


The project of BALO was established under the leadership of TOBB in a model where the chambers of commerce and industry, the commodity exchanges and the orgazine industry are also partners. With the BALO project, products produced in different cities of Anatolia will be combined in logistics centers. It will be brought to Bandırma by block trains from here. Loads will be transported from here by container ships to Tekirdağ and from there with scheduled block trains to Europe. Loads from Europe to Turkey to be transported in these trains. Trains will go to Munich and Cologne twice a week for the time being. A weekly mutual 2 block will make the train expedition. 2014 will train the 5 block weekly mutual at the start.

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