Hasan Pezük, General Manager of TCDD Transportation, has transported nearly 900 thousand tons of cargo from the BTK line in the three years since its opening. As TCDD Tasimacilik, we will continue to increase the support of locomotives and wagons on this line.
The Working Group Meeting of the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route (TITR) International Union was held in Istanbul, hosted by TCDD General Directorate of Transport.
Opening of the meeting, in which TCDD Tasimacilik and TITR Secretariat and the member railway companies from our country Pacific Euraisa, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Georgia and Ukraine participated in de facto and railway company officials from Poland and Romania participated by video conference (Zoom) by TCDD Tasimacilik General Manager Hazan Pezük done.
"Increase in International Railway Freight Transport in the Covid-19 Period"
In his speech, Pezük stated that the restriction of cross-country crossings in order to prevent the Covid-19 epidemic interrupted the supply chain all over the world, in this period, there was a significant load flow from road transport to rail due to the measures and restrictions taken especially in road crossings, and an increase in international rail freight transport was observed as follows. continued.
“In order to meet these increasing demands and not to disrupt the supply chain, necessary measures have been taken by our General Directorate in international rail freight transportation. In this context, wagon crossings at all our railway border gates have started to be carried out without human contact, and capacity increase has been achieved in the required railway border crossings. Today, we are transporting cargo to many countries in Europe and to Iran, to Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and the People's Republic of China on the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line by block trains from our country.
"Middle Corridor Offers Important Opportunities"
“The Middle Corridor offers important opportunities for freight traffic in Asia to reach the Middle East, North Africa and the Mediterranean region, thanks to our country's port connections. In addition, our export shipments carried out by combined transport with port connection, where railway and maritime transport are used together, continue intensively to different countries. "
Pezük pointed out that there is a great logistics and transportation potential in the Middle Corridor, which covers more than 60 countries, 4.5 billion people in the world population and 30 percent of the world economy. Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey followed, soon in transit to Ukraine and other European countries with the fastest, pointed to the forefront as the most suitable route in terms of climate.
"Marmaray and BTK Offer Uninterrupted Transport Between Europe and Asia"
Reminding that uninterrupted rail transport is provided to Europe via the Marmaray Bosphorus Tube Crossing and the Middle Corridor and BTK railway line and that this is very important in world logistics, Pezük said that nearly 900 thousand tons of cargo has been transported from the BTK line in the three years since its opening, TCDD Taşımacılık Ş. stated that they will continue increasing the support of locomotives and wagons on this line.
Pezük thanked everyone who contributed to the meeting and said, “With the meeting we will hold today, we will have fruitful results for both our industry and our countries in line with the goal of drawing more transit and trade freight traffic between Asia and Europe to the Trans-Caspian route and further increasing the competitiveness of the Trans-Caspian route with other transportation corridors. We hope to achieve it. » he concluded.
As it is known, the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route (TITR), which is named as TCDD General Directorate of Transport, Iron Silk Road, New Silk Road, Middle Corridor, is a permanent member of the International Union, from China to Europe, which is an important link of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Line. Ya, makes a great effort for the efficiency of the route, which facilitates transportation from Russia to South Asia and Africa.