Railway Solution to the Effect of Coronavirus on Trade

Railway solution to the impact of coronavirus on trade
Railway solution to the impact of coronavirus on trade

Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan made statements regarding the measures taken against the economic effects of the coronavirus epidemic.


Minister Pekcan said, “The Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line is currently open to the service of the whole trade world with a capacity of 2 tons. With the coordination of our Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, we are capable of increasing it to 500 thousand tons per day.

Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan made statements regarding the measures taken against the economic effects of the coronavirus epidemic.

Expressing that they, as the Ministry of Commerce, have made a superior effort to meet the social needs and to ensure the supply chain, by taking all kinds of security measures to ensure the flow of trade, Pekcan said the importance of rail in foreign trade during this period of epidemic and said:

“A train from Kapıkule carries 35 thousand 800 wagons annually. We can increase this to the capacity of 50 thousand wagons as soon as possible. Çerkezköyalso had a railway line, it used to work once a day. As of today, we have also doubled this, and the loads to go to Bulgaria are able to go through this line. If necessary, we have the opportunity to set up a new ferry service on the Karasu-Constanta line. This will reach the capacity of 400 trucks. ” said.

“The Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway is now open to the service of the whole trade world with a capacity of 2 tons. We can increase this to 500 thousand tons. ''

Explaining that it is possible to increase the capacity of the railways, Minister Pekcan said, “The Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line is now open to the service of the whole trade world with a capacity of 2 tons. With the coordination of our Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, we are capable of increasing it to 500 thousand tons per day. In case of such a demand, we will be able to use this railway more actively by increasing it to 6 thousand tons. We have to focus on railways in this period. We also solved our problem with Iran through Kapıköy train. Our locomotives push the train from Kapıköy. When it enters the Iranian border, the locomotives in Iran pull the train. We operate the system in this way. Currently, 6 wagons load about 80 trucks. We are ready to serve and as of today we are in a position to increase the capacity of 160 trucks to 120 trucks. He spoke in the form.



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