Hasan Pezük, General Manager of TCDD Transportation, stated that the transportation of truck by train to Europe in the first quarter of this year increased by 26 percent compared to the same period of the previous year.
Hasan Pezük, General Manager of TCDD Transportation, said that with the new type of coronavirus (Kovid-19) epidemic, changes have been experienced in the transportation sector as in many sectors. Pointing out that rail, road, and seaway combined transportation will gain more importance in the new order created by these changes after the epidemic, Pezük pointed out that the truck box transportation also comes to the fore with alternative transportation possibilities.
"36 truck bodies are transported on a train"
"Turkey-tar safe transport between Bulgaria has increased by 26 percent compared to the same period last year in the first quarter of this year." Pezük said that the trains that can carry 2 truck boxes in each wagon have an average of 36 truck boxes carrying capacity. Pezük, 12 times a week to do that mutual output station to the destination of Turkey and Bulgaria said that 16 hours is reached.
"There has been an increase in high value-added goods in long distance rail transport"
Explaining that the increase in truck box transportation was the result of the investments made in the railroad in the last 18 years, Pezük said, “As the railway develops, the freight transported with the diversification of wagon types as well as the classic freight has also diversified. happened." he spoke.
Pezük pointed out the advantages of truck box transportation by rail, such as being environmentally friendly, ease of crossing and customs at border gates, efficient personnel, use of vehicles and capacity, and pointed out that in addition to reducing the density of road transportation, the transported goods are delivered to their final destination without any transfer. .
"We have carried 43 thousand 118 truck bodies so far"
Pezük, one of the type applied in the form of combined transport freight transport by road in the interior of the vehicle tr safe transportation of Istanbul in Turkey for the first time in 2006. (Halkalı) and Wels, Austria. Pezük, with its investment consisting of only one ramp, can be applied in many stations and stations. Çerkezköy and that they make to the European direction Chatalja, so far 22 thousand between Turkey and Bulgaria with 577 43 wagons with 118 thousand to 1 million 18 thousand 776 tons of tar safe transport carried out, he said.
"We achieved an increase of 60 percent in Iran, more than 100 percent in the BTK line, and a 25 percent increase in transport to Europe."
Underlining that the transportation sector is the most important factor in competition all over the world, Pezük said:
“Under the leadership of our President, under the leadership of our Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, there are firsts that make us all proud in our sector, and the greatest support is given to our exporters with international rail transportation. As TCDD General Directorate of Transport, we realized an increase of 2020 percent in transportation to Iran, more than 60 percent in transportation via Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line and the Middle Corridor and 100 percent increase in transportation to Europe in 25.
"Truck box transportation will be started from Anatolia via Tekirdağ / Ömerli and Marmaray"
Emphasizing that the increases in railway transportation, where the records of the history of the Republic were broken, continued this year, Pezük said, “Likewise, in the first quarter of 2021, an increase of 26 percent was reached in the first quarter of XNUMX compared to the same quarter of the previous year. In case of demand for truck box transportation, while increasing the number of trips, we also continue our efforts to make this transportation in different destinations. With Tekirdağ, Ömerli (Istanbul) and Marmaray Bosphorus Tube Crossing, we are planning to start truck body transportation from the Anatolian side. " used the expressions.