Kamuran Yazıcı, General Manager of TCDD Transportation, attended the 30th Economy and Logistics Summit held in Istanbul on 2020 September 5.
Yazıcı: "With the hygiene measures taken, human contactless transportation and the commercial activities carried out, international rail freight transport increased by 7 percent in the first 2019 months of the year compared to the same period of 36, reaching 2 million 133 thousand tons."
At the summit, where representatives of the logistics industry took part, the effects of the Kovid 19 outbreak on logistics, transportation, transportation and air cargo sectors were discussed.
Speaking at the opening of the summit, General Manager Yazıcı pointed out that during the pandemic process, railway transportation plays a very important role in ensuring the continuity of trade, and stated that international railway transportation has increased in this process.
"TCDD Tasimacilik Carries 170 Thousand Tons of Freight With 80 Block Trains A Day"
Yazıcı emphasized that TCDD General Directorate of Transport is the leading brand of the logistics industry as a “railway train operator”. In addition to the important activities of the organization in the field of logistics; He said that he carried out the operations of high-speed train, conventional main line and regional trains, Marmaray and Başkentray, maintenance-repair and overhaul of railway vehicles.
Yazıcı reported that they carry out passenger and logistics transportation services at 1.213 stations, 11 stations and 590 stops on a total of 12 thousand 803 kilometers of railway network, including 134 kilometers of high-speed railway lines and 255 thousand 395 kilometers of conventional lines.
Daily carried an average of 170 Seferle noted that 80 thousand tons of cargo moved the printer, making Turkey the target logistics base, said they continued to support the private sector railway train operators.
"8 Thousand Tons of Freight Moved in Marmaray in 162 Months"
Kamuran printer, initiated by China's initiative "A Generation A Way" project that China than to Europe 14 thousand kilometers, consists of a corridor and Turkey stating that lies at the heart of this corridor, this corridor Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway He emphasized that uninterrupted railway connection was provided between the two continents with the Marmaray Project.
"8 Thousand Tons of Cargo Moved in BTK in the First 320 Months"
Yazıcı, who stated that 650 thousand tons of freight has been carried on the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line so far, and 8 thousand tons of cargo in the first 320 months, gave the following information:
“20 thousand tons of freight is expected to be transported in 500 thousand containers by the end of the year. It is aimed to carry 3,2 million tons of freight annually in the medium term and 6,5 million tons in the long term on the BTK railway line. The passing of freight trains from Marmaray, which provides uninterrupted rail transportation between the two continents, is a milestone in both Turkish and international rail transport. "
Yazıcı, mentioning the cost and speed advantages provided by Marmaray for freight transportation, said that thanks to the project, competitive transportation tariffs were created for the Turkish manufacturer.
"Between China and Turkey Freight Transport Ascendant Continues"
In November 2019, reminiscent of the first continuous freight transport between China and Europe held printer, since it began operating out of the BTK railway line China-Turkey-Europe container train service between 8 reported that a successful block.
Yazıcı said, "In the first 8 months of this year, the total number of freight trains (both domestic and international) passing through Marmaray was 205, and the amount of freight transported by these trains was 162 thousand tons." he spoke.
"International Railway Transport Increased 36 Percent"
TCDD Transport General Manager Yazıcı talked about the effects of the global epidemic on the transportation and logistics sector, and explained the measures they implemented such as making border crossings without human contact and disinfecting the wagons in this process.
Expressing that the freight transport with Iran, which was 19 thousand tons in 2019 in the Kovid-352 process, reached 7 thousand tons in the first 402 months of this year, Yazıcı said, "We continue to work with Iranian railways in order to increase the freight transport to 1 million tons per year." said.
Yazıcı, with the measures taken on the BTK railway line, noted that there was an increase here as well, “With the hygiene measures taken, human contactless transportation and commercial activities, international rail freight transportation increased by 7 percent in the first 2019 months of the year compared to the same period of 36, reaching 2 million 133 thousand tons. " he spoke.
The mention of Turkey's rail transport in the future plans of the printer, "TCDD Transportation, our projects of the railway in our market share by implementing 2023 passenger transportation by 3,8 percent, the load transportation 10 percent, 2035't to the 15 percent of the passengers, it is aimed to reach 20 percent in load. " used the expressions.