The Ministry of Commerce sent a letter to TIM and pointed out that alternative routes should be created to prevent exports from being interrupted due to the epidemic. Exporters headed for Turkish Cargo and railroads when sea, land and airline border gates were closed.
Exporters are turning to Turkısh Cargo and the railway for alternative exports due to the coronavirus epidemic and the sea and land border gates are closed. In the letter sent to the TİM from the Ministry of Trade Regions, General Directorate of Foreign Investments and Services, it was stated that it is of great importance to create alternative routes and especially to increase the share of railways in order to prevent exports from being interrupted as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
In the article, TCDD Taşımacılık A.Ş. and it was stated that a presentation will be made later, within the scope of the studies with Pasifik Eurasia, the official operator of TCDD. by Pacific Eurasia Logistics company, aiming to increase Turkey's foreign trade volume, cheap, safe, continuity-based transport models with and who do not get the attention it deserves until this day rail transport with Georgia, Azerbaijan, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, It is stated that the market of Tajikistan and China is open to exporters and importers. In the article, it was said: “Our country's rail track width is the same as European standards and is 1435 mm. However, the former Soviet Union countries rail width is 1520 mm. Due to the difference in rail width, wagons cannot switch between countries without interruption. In this context, based on the continuity of the line by our country, a rail width of 1435 mm was built up to Ahılkelek (Ahalkalaki) station in Georgia. 30 kilometers from the Canbaz border gate, the rail width of 1435 mm goes to Ahılkelek station on the territory of Georgia. ” To read the rest of the news CLICK HERE
(Source: Fikri CINOKUR /World)