TCDD Bandırma Port Operations Manager Kılıç Explained: TCDD Bandırma Port Operations Manager Orhan Kılıç, “After the construction, which is planned to be completed by the end of 2015, the train train that will work between Bandırma-Tekirdağ (railway connections and loading and unloading the wagons on the ship) will carry a load between 35-50 wagons” said.
Providing information about the project, which aims to directly connect the production centers of Anatolia, which are not close to the ports within the scope of the Large Anatolian Logistics Organizations (BALO), to Central Europe by rail, Kılıç said that the ramp is ending.
Kılıç stated that, thanks to the project, the cargo received from block collection centers in İzmir, Manisa, Denizli, Bursa, Kütahya, Eskişehir, Ankara, Konya and Kayseri will be transported to Europe by first reaching the Consolidation Center in Bandırma (Okçugöl Station). He noted:
“The BALO project aims to relieve Istanbul, which causes congestion in freight transportation, by operating a train ferry between Bandırma and Tekirdağ and to connect the production centers of Anatolia, which are not close to the ports, directly to Central Europe by rail. Within the scope of this project, 172 piles were dug into the sea during the construction of the cover throwing ramp in Bandırma Port. Construction work was given to a private construction company by the General Directorate of TCDD of the construction, the piles of which were piled on the dock no. After the construction, which is planned to be completed by the end of 2, the train train that will work between Bandırma and Tekirdağ will carry loads between 3-2015 wagons.