TCDD Transport for BTK and Austrian and Azerbaijani Railways Cooperation

TCDD Transportation Inc. General Manager Veysi Kurt visited 11-13 December 2017 to make a working visit to Baku, Azerbaijan. Within the scope of the visit, TCDD Taşımacılık A.Ş. signed a memorandum of understanding between the Austrian Railways (RAIL Cargo) and Azerbaijan State Railways (ADY).

The memorandum of understanding, which aims to increase the transportation by rail between Europe, the Caucasus and the Asian countries, is carried out by TCDD Taşımacılık A.Ş. General Director Veysi Kurt, Rail Cargo General Manager Eric Reghter, ADY Deputy Chairman Iqbal Huseynov signed.

He attended the signing ceremony as an observer at the ADY President and the Azerbaijani Railway Minister Cavid Gurbanov.

At the signing ceremony, TCDD Taşımacılık A.Ş. General Manager Veysi Kurt; 30 is the fastest, shortest, safest and most suitable demiryolu Middle Corridor uygun from London to Beijing with the Baku-Tbilisi Kars railway line opened on October 2017. The two continents are China-Central Asia and Europe. stated that BTK is the most attractive route for the transport potential.

He underlined that there will be significant drops in transportation costs with ICTA and added: These steps will continue. Because the BTK, as I emphasize, will be the best choice for both European and Middle Eastern countries and vice versa. 3 million tons of freight transported in the first stage will increase to 6.5 million in the medium term and to 17 million tons in the coming period. As TCDD Transportation Inc., we will continue to take steps to improve our cooperation with all our domestic and foreign stakeholders with the new management and perspective required by the transition from transportation to logistics. BTK is a project that creates a great synergy that opens the horizon of all railways both in our country and in the region. BT

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