Kars Logistics Center is of Strategic Importance

Kars Logistics Center carries great importance
Kars Logistics Center carries great importance

Turkey with the opening of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line Kars Logistics Center for the commercial transportation system in the region spends Project to life.

Serhat Kars city built logistics center in Turkey's region to become a logistics base is located on and around the neighboring region of 31 trillion dollars is targeted to commercial cargo üstenil. 412 has a load capacity of one thousand tons and when it is put into service, this logistics center, which is planned to be an employment source for 500 person, will be established on 350 thousand square meter area between metro factory and Organized Industrial Zone (OSB) on Paşaçayır road and total cost of the project will be 100 million Turkish Liras.

Strategically Important
The Baku-Tbilisi-Kars line, also known as the Iron Silk Road, passes through Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, through the cities of Tbilisi and Ahilkelek in Georgia and finally reaches Kars. Kars province, the passage of both international transport corridors, transport and Turkey to the west, as well as that provides access to Central Asia from the Caucasus is strategically important.

Azerbaijan and Turkey, which aims to combine the Kars Logistics Center 's itinerary and demonstration projects are to be completed. For the transportation to the Logistics Center, an interconnection line, which is planned to be 6 kilometers long, is being constructed between Kars-Erzurum Railway. Aktaş Border Crossing; Ardahan, Kars, Iğdır and Erzurum, Georgia, as well as connecting to Azerbaijan will facilitate the transition. For this reason, in addition to Ardahan, the culvert and paving works on the Kars-Arpaçay-Çıldır route are carried out within the framework of A1 standards in order to accelerate the construction of the divided road. With all these efforts, Turkey is advancing rapidly towards achieving the goal of creating a midline of the international corridor outside.

Giant Economic Contribution
Considering the necessity of Kars Logistics Center; Transport from Asia to Europe expected 240 10 million tons of cargo% of them even in Turkey will now have to demonstrate the importance of the project.

The railway line used is expected to provide an economic contribution in the amount of billions of dollars annually to the provinces on its route and to Kars where the freight will be accommodated with the completion of the logistics center as well as the fee per kilometer advantage.

The Ankara-Kars High-Speed ​​Train Project was launched in order to send the trade goods to Kars Serhat faster. This project is the Republic's 100. It is planned to be completed in 2023 which is the year of establishment.

15 Day Travel to Europe
In parallel with Marmaray; With the implementation of Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Project, it will be possible to transport uninterrupted cargo by rail between China and Europe. Thus, it is expected that all freight transport operations between Europe and Central Asia will be shifted to the railway. In this direction, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan countries received additional train ferries to operate in the Caspian Sea. In China, in particular, the average annual 240 million tons of cargo it wants to send to the West will be transported by train. It is planned that the journey, which lasts approximately 45-60 days when traveling by sea, will decrease until the average 12-15 days for Europe when Baku-Tbilisi projects are finished.

Kars Logistics Center Load Capacity: 35 Million Tons
The total length of the railway line up to 840 kilometers has been completed. 30 October 2017 is expected to transport 6,5 million tons of cargo via the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line, which was opened in October.

In the medium term, the load to pass through the Demir Silk Road is expected to increase to 35 million tons. In addition to all these, which will be held in Turkey's eastern and western rail line, it will serve a total 1 million passengers. Kars Logistics Center also undertakes maintenance and repair works in case of failure of passenger and freight trains.

Kars Logistics Center Facilities;

600 m2 Logistics Headquarters Building
800 m2 Lodging Building
600 m2 Traffic Facilities Building
1.600 m2 Water Storage
600 m2 Maintenance and Repair Department
800 m2 Material Warehouses
Technical Buildings of 400 m2
Road Machinery Garage: 1.300 m2
7.000 m2 Locomotive and Wagon Maintenance and Repair Workshop

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