The 6th and 7th Chinese export block trains, carrying an export load from Turkey to China, set off from Kocaeli. Two trains consisting of a total of 41 containers and carrying a load of 2 tons of melamine coated chipboard of domestic production at the Köseköy Logistics Directorate of TCDD Taşımacılık AŞ were sent off by the authorities and staff at 250:15.00 after the preparations were completed.
Trains that will pass through Georgia, Azerbaijan, the Caspian Sea and Kazakhstan, with the cooperation of TCDD Tasimacilik AS and Pacific Eurasia, will travel 8 thousand 693 kilometers in total and reach the Chinese city of Xi'an in about two weeks.
Pacific Eurasia Logistics Manager Alper Taylan stated in a statement that the 2021th and 6th trains of 7 will reach Xi'an city in about 12 days, “The Baku-Tbilisi Kars railway line, which shines as the most advantageous route among the Asian and European continents, It is aimed to operate 1500 train operations and transport approximately 60 thousand TEU containers annually between China and Turkey. " used the expression.
Diversity of Export Loads via BTK and Middle Corridor Increases
The variety of freight is also increasing in export transportations carried out through the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) Railway Line and the Middle Corridor called the "Iron Silk Road". Previously, a new type of load will be added to the loads such as refrigerators, refrigerators, and boron mines, and melamine-coated sheet will be started to be exported to China.
The first export train departing from Turkey to China was sent off from Istanbul on December 4, 2020, with the participation of Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu, passing 2 continents, 2 seas and 5 countries, on December 19, 2020. 'he had reached the city of the moment.
Over the BTK Railway Line and the Middle Corridor, 5 tons of exports were made from Turkey to China with 201 trains, 216 wagons and 8 containers. 500 thousand 90 tons of freight came from China to Turkey with 1800 trains 2 wagons and 164 thousand 91 containers. The total rail transportation between Turkey-China-Turkey reached 500 thousand tons with 95 trains and 2001 wagons.
With the BTK Railway Line and the Middle Corridor, which has started to stand out as one of the most advantageous routes between Asia and Europe, it is aimed to operate 1500 trains and transport 60 thousand TEU freight between Turkey and China in the medium term.