Civil Aviation in Railways Liberalization

Civil Aviation should be taken as an example in the liberalization of railways: In the panel titled 'The Future of the Railroad' organized by İTO with the cooperation of International Transport and Logistics Service Producers Association (UTİKAD) and Istanbul Bar Association Logistics and Transport Law Commission, it was evaluated by sector authorities that railways liberalization would bring to the sector.
The panel that brings together leading representatives of the sector, lawyers, academics and public managers; It was underlined that civil aviation model should be taken as an example in the liberalization of railways.
Freedom of Transportation with Rail Freight.
In his opening speech, Istanbul Chamber of Commerce (ITO) Board Member Hakan Orduhan stated that when the transportation policies of the last 30 years in the world and in the EU are analyzed, radical changes are experienced and the importance given to the railways is brought to the fore in this context. Referring to the importance of Combined Transport, Orduhan said, “After the liberalization of the railways, with the widespread use of railways, investments will increase and transportation costs will decrease in parallel. We are eagerly awaiting steps for the liberalization of rail transport as the world of trade. ”
Civil Aviation
Vice Chairman of UTİKAD Emre Eldener also made an opening speech in the panel. Eldener a new concept for Turkey, indicating that the liberalization of the railways, 'UTIKAD as we continue our work on the liberalization of the railway. We think that the significant development of air transport after liberalization will be a good example of the liberalization of railways, '' he said.
Legislation needs reform
Egemen Gürsel Ankara, the President of the Istanbul Bar Association's Logistics and Transport Law Commission, underlined the legal gaps that may arise with the liberalization of the railways in his speech at the opening.
As part of the meeting, the member of the commission that prepared the Turkish Commercial Code. Dr. Kerim Atamer emphasized the provisions to be applied to railways and the need for reform in his presentation. The main legislation governing the rail transport within Turkey Rumeli Railways was adopted in 1872, stating that Prof. Businesses Regulations Dr. Atamer provided detailed information on the COTIF convention, which has been adopted by more than 40 countries in relation to international rail transport. Stating that the most effective way to bring the current status of railroad transportation to our legislation is to refer to COTIF in Turkish legislation, Atamer said that he can also solve the legislation gaps in domestic transports.
“We are Excitedly Expecting Liberalization and Restructuring”
Adem Kayış, Head of the Human Resources Department of TCDD, stated in his presentation on the panel that they have been excited about the liberalization and restructuring since the first issue of liberalization and restructuring in railways.
Commenting on the fact that this work will take place in the 64th Government Action Plan for 2016, "Light appeared at the end of the tunnel," Kayış expressed his satisfaction with the restructuring and liberalization planned to be completed by June. Drawing attention to the positive results of the separation of the railway infrastructure and the business in the EU countries, Kayış commented, 'We will go to the 1st League with the liberalization of the railways and the separation of the infrastructure and the business'.
In his presentation, İbrahim Yiğit, Head of the Department of Security and Authorization at the General Directorate of Rail Regulatory Affairs, gave information about the aim of the liberalization of the railways, the regulations to be made, the institutional structure of the sector, legal arrangements and the arrangements to be made in the near future.
Stating that the reforms to be made should not be handled only as a liberalization process, Yiğit said, “The aim of liberalization in railways is to provide more effective and quality services at affordable costs, to increase the competitiveness of railways, to establish an independent structure that regulates and supervises the sector, and to provide legal and structural harmony with the EU. We can summarize it as ".
The subject of certifications should be reviewed again
In the process of liberalization of the Panel in the process of Authorization and Procedures. Assoc. Dr. Turkay Özdemir is also an example of the construction of the General Directorate of Civil Aviation; Alı Our example should be the process of civil aviation. Liberalized airports and airlines are an important example for the liberalization of railways. Serbest However, it has been stated that it would be beneficial for the logistic and transportation sector to carry out different licensing of the logistics companies and the logistics companies for each different type of transportation, both in terms of the certification costs they create and the document inflation.
Important element of intermodal transport
UTIKAD Member of Board of Directors Kayıhan Özdemir Turan stated in his presentation: lanmış Our country is located close to important logistic corridors due to its geographical location and it is an important transit point due to its proximity to production centers. At this point, the importance of intermodal transportation emerges. Railway transportation is an important element of intermodal transportation, Demiryolu he said. Turan said that the possibility of TCDD to continue its monopoly presence as the dominant operator can be interpreted as a sign that the liberalization process can start with the shortcomings when it is taken together with the support to be provided to TCDD for 5 year. I TCDD A.Ş. rules and principles should be managed to be dominated by a structure, kural he said.
In the panel that discussed the liberalization in terms of insurance responsibility, Yrd. Assoc. Dr. Hakan Özcan said that esi A brand new formation is waiting for us in terms of insurance ıs and underlined that the insurance sector has to develop new policies for railway transportation.
The panel continued with answering the questions of the participants on the liberalization of the railways. At the end of the panel, a certificate of appreciation was presented to the speakers by the officials of UTİKAD and Istanbul Bar Association.

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