Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu stated that 588 thousand tons of iron ore was exported from Iskenderun by sea on the 202-kilometer Suveren (Bingöl) and Payas (İskenderun) track in November-December this year, and said, “This transport has a significant share in export transportation. It is a record in combined shipping by rail and sea. " said.
Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that the General Directorate of TCDD Taşımacılık A.Ş., which continues to offer options for freight transportation, continues to increase freight and add new destinations, and said that the institution has increased its transportation on all its lines in cooperation with the private sector in order to develop combined transportation.
Karaismailoğlu pointed out that in the period of the new type of coronavirus (Kovid-19) epidemic, railway transportation has increased in ensuring the continuity of domestic and international trade, especially in exports, combined with rail transportation, and said: “In this context, the 588-kilometer Suveren (Bingöl) and Payas (İskenderun) track In November-December this year, 202 thousand tons of iron ore was exported from Iskenderun by sea. 144 trains on which this transportation was made traveled approximately 170 thousand kilometers between Suveren-Payas. This transport is a record in rail and maritime combined transport, which has an important share in export shipments. "
"1 Million 200 Thousand Tons of Iron Ore Delivered This Year"
Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that Suveren (Bingöl) and Payas (İskenderun) line are among the lines with the highest increase in terms of combined transportation, “While 2019 thousand tons of iron ore was transported by rail in 921, this figure reached approximately 1 million 200 thousand tons by the end of this year. reached. " he spoke.
Karaismailoğlu, who stated that the development of combined transportation with railway provides an important advantage in terms of transportation costs, emphasized that this situation increases the competitiveness of exporters.
Karaismailoğlu also shared the export data using the railway and railway-port combination, saying, “This year, 1 million 650 thousand tons through the railway border gates (Kapıkule, Kapıköy and Canbaz), and 4 million 455 thousand tons with the combination of the railway-port, a total of 6 million 105 thousand tons of export transportation was carried out. used the expression.
Karaismailoğlu, explaining that there are still direct rail connections to 15 ports, added that export transports are carried out with the combined transportation mode using the short distance road from Payas MMK and Atakaş, Aliağa ports, İskenderun Assan, Ekinciler, Yazıcı, İsdemir and Tekirdağ / Asyaport ports.