7 logistics villages started operations in two years, and the opening is close in 6

In two years, 7 logistics villages started operations, and 6 of them are close to the opening: 7 logistics villages where road, sea, rail and air access and storage and transportation services are offered together with combined transportation facilities have started operations.

Three more projects came to the "Logistics Villages", which started 10 years ago, and the number reached 3. 20 projects have been completed and started operations so far. Construction of 7 villages continues. It is expected that the number of villages that were put into service by the end of 6 in logistics villages, whose construction started in 2013, will reach 2016. The logistics centers project, which offers storage and transportation services together with road, rail, seaway and airway access according to the location, and combined transportation facilities, was initiated in 13 with 2005 centers. TCDD, the owner of the project, took action to establish facilities at 17 points of different scales, and later Habur and Bitlis Tatvan centers were included in the project. In addition, General Directorate of Infrastructure Investments (AYGM) started to establish logistics villages in İzmir-Kemalpaşa, thus the total number of logistics villages increased to 17.

A total of 19 central stages are activated, including the 1 by TCDD and the 20 by AYGM. According to the latest data of the project manager TCDD, construction works are going on at 6 headquarters. In the 7 center, the project and the expropriation process are continued. According to this table, it seems likely that the 2016 center will be commissioned until the end of 6. Opened centers are: Samsun (Gelemen), Istanbul (Halkalı), Eskişehir (Hasanbey), Denizli (Kaklık), Kocaeli (Köseköy), Balıkesir (Gökköy) and Uşak. The purpose of the Logistics Village project is not only limited with Turkey's internal and external transport. The main objective of the project 'to become the logistic base in Turkey.' TCDD by working to establish logistics centers started from 2005, Infrastructure Investments General Directorate (AYGM), Turkey Chambers and Commodity Exchanges (TOBB), Turkey Economic Policies Research Foundation (TEPAV), Customs and Tourism Enterprises Co. (GTİ), UND Lojistik Yatırım A.Ş., Railway Transportation Association (DTD), International Transport and Logistics Service Providers Association (UTİ-KAD) etc. It was carried out in coordination with institutions, organizations and associations.

40 billion dollar contribution 10 employing thousand people

When logistics centers are put into service; 40 billion-year contribution to the logistics industry, 27 million tons of additional transportation with the possibility of 9 million square meters of container stock and handling fields will win. logistics centers spread to all parts of Turkey also 10 thousand people and will provide additional employment. These centers include: elle Storage, maintenance-repair, loading-unloading, handling, splitting, loading, unloading, packaging, etc., which have effective connections in all types of transportation, including public institutions related to freight and transport companies. It is defined as lar low-cost, fast, secure, transferable and equipped areas between transport modes that have the means to carry out activities faaliyet. According to the planning, warehouses, warehouses, road-railway connections, container loading and unloading areas, bonded areas, dangerous and special goods loading, unloading and stock areas, bulk cargo areas, maintenance and washing facilities, fuel stations, social and administrative facilities, customer offices, staff offices and social facilities, car park, truck park, management centers, banks, restaurants, hotels, kiosks, communication and shipment centers.

In the logistics center location; technically appropriate land and infrastructure, geographic location, natural structure and land use status, proximity to the railway line, connection to sea and airways if there is a road, providing the use of different transport modes together and intermodal transport possibilities, proximity to OIZs, industries in the region Attention is paid to issues such as diversity of activities, urbanization and planning decisions, regional industrial development plans, and economic development of the immediate environment. In addition to Logistics Villages, 'Load center projects' were also started. Projects are carried out in Karapınar, Niğde Andaval, Mersin Tırmıl and Horozluhan.


TCDD General Manager Ömer Yıldız stated that significant progress has been made in the transportation of railroads to the private sector. Star of the Village projects of the 54'ın opened, said the construction of 3 project continued. General Manager Ömer Yıldız answered the questions of the WORLD about the situation of the sector, its applications and future targets.

Does the sector's share in transport increase?

Turkey, the Middle East and the Asia-Europe with the Black Sea countries and at the crossroads of east and west, is located on the north-south freight transport corridor. The 1950 year of 2003 could not get enough share from the mentioned transport corridor. It is now accepted as state policy. Steps have been taken for the development of national and international freight transport with many important projects, especially high-speed and fast rail projects.

Block trains show that you have good results in freight transport. Will this shape increase in transportation?

In order to deliver the goods taken from the exit station to the arrival station in the country and abroad in the fastest and the shortest time, the "block train" application was introduced as of the beginning of 2004. A mode of transportation that reduces transportation times and costs and increases customer satisfaction. By transporting 2014 million tons of freight in 28.7, an increase of 2002% in the amount of freight transport and a 97% increase in freight transport revenue compared to 325 was achieved. Turkey from western Germany, Hungary, Austria, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovenia, Poland, the Czech Republic, eastern Iran, Syria and Iraq, and in Central Asia, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Pakistan mutually block trains operated. 2014 million tons of freight was transported by international block trains in 1.7, an increase of 2002 percent in international freight transport compared to 28.

How is the situation in the combined freight transport with sea rail?

We started a combined freight transport application with sea-rail, railway-seaway connection, based on cooperation between transport modes rather than competition. When performing combined transportation with seaway - railway, railway - seaway connection from Derince, Bandırma, Alsancak, Samsun, İskenderun and Mersin ports; Halkalı, Köseköy, Derince, Bozüyük, Çukurhisar, Ankara, Boğazköprü, Eskişehir, Kayseri, Başpınar, Biçerova, Mersin etc. We carry out international combined freight transportation with railway - road connection from workplaces. Container transportation by rail, which was 2003 thousand tons / year in 658, increased approximately 2014 times in 16,5 and reached 10,8 million tons / year.

how developments in Turkey-Russia Train Feri Line?

Train lines between Samsun and Russia's Kavkaz ports were established and combined transportation was initiated. of railways in Turkey thousand 435 mm standard, while the railways in Russia due to the wide track width thousand 520 mm, capping ramp at the Port of Samsun to come and go between the two countries' railway wagons, dolphins and bogies (wheel assemblies) changing facility links We built roads. Turkey-Russia Train Feri Line was made until today 113 time. 125 thousand 58 tons of cargo moved. Rail freight operations were started between Derince and Tekirdağ ports for the mutual rail transportation between Europe and Asia. 379 train ferries have been built over the Marmara Sea. Pakistan-Iran-Turkey railway line in Pakistan's Europe, Middle East and Central Asia by rail provides the connection from Pakistan so far 6, 8 total commercial train service was held, including 14 from Turkey.

What do you do in TIR carriage transportation?

In this system, only the safes of the highway freight vehicles are transported by private rail (mobile wagon) and transported by rail. Çerkezköy In Germany, the city of Cologne between the 2 thousand 719 km railway tracks in a weekly tour of the TIR safe (non-trailer flats) transport began. Travel time is 5 days. To date, a total of 110 expeditions took place.

What is the BALO (Greater Anatolia Logistics Organization) Project?

With the project, it is aimed to provide a competitive advantage to our country's exports in the European market by transporting the cargoes of the industrialists and exporters in Anatolia to the inner parts of Europe, especially Munich and Cologne, Germany. Container loads are taken from the exporters' doors such as Ankara, Bursa, Denizli, Kayseri, Konya, Eskişehir and Gaziantep, and combined at local TCDD logistics centers, from here to Bandırma by block trains, from Bandırma by container ships to Tekirdağ by crossing the Marmara Sea, from Tekirdağ. is transported to Europe by scheduled block trains again. Loads come to Turkey from European countries still transported to their destination in a similar manner. With a view to increasing port-connected rail transport; Work is underway to establish a Loading-Unloading and Logistics Area and a Load Center.


What is the latest situation in logistics villages?

Gelemen, Usak, Kaklik, Kosekoy, Hasanbey, Gokkoy and Halkalı 7 Logistics Center was opened to operation. Construction works of Bozüyük, Mardin, Palandöken, Yenice, Türkoğlu and Kemalpaşa logistics centers continue. The project, expropriation and construction tenders for Istanbul (Yeşilbayır), Kayseri (Boğazköprü), Konya (Kayacık), Kars, Sivas, Bitlis (Tatvan) and Habur Logistics centers are continued. When these centers are put into operation, the 27 million tons of additional transportation facility will provide 9 million tons annually to the logistics sector and will provide open space, stock area, container stock and handling area.

In addition, Organized Industrial Zones, Large Industrial Organizations, ports and wharfs, such as all the centers of the volume of freight transport, TCDD and the private sector in cooperation with the connection lines are connected.

Night cargo will be transported in Marmaray

Are there any new projects on freight transport?

The Marmaray Project Halkalı We plan uninterrupted rail freight transportation between Asia and Europe at night after the completion of the connections to and Pendik. With the Kars-Tbilisi-Baku Project, we aim for uninterrupted transportation from Beijing to London. When the project, which forms an important part of the continuous railway corridor from Europe to China together with Marmaray and other projects, is completed, 6,5 million tons of freight will be transported annually. High-speed train lines that can carry passengers and freight are being built to reduce transportation costs and increase competitiveness. Among the high-speed train lines planned in this context; While the construction of 457 km continues, 562 km is at the tender stage and 12 thousand 276 km is at the project stage. We recognize the importance of Turkey's progress in the transport rail transport and its derivatives. With this responsibility, I would like to state that we are in an effort to implement new projects in order to develop railway transportation integrated with other transportation modes.

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