Working Group and General Assembly Meetings of the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route (TITR) Union (TITR) were held in Ankara.
The meeting hosted by TCDD Taşımacılık A.Ş. Kazakhstan Railways National Company Inc., Azerbaijan Railways Inc. and Georgian Railways Inc., Aktau International Sea Trade Port National Company Inc., Azerbaijan Caspian Sea Shipping Inc., Baku International Sea Trade Port Inc. officials and board members.
Making a speech in the working group on the first day of the meeting, TCDD Tasimacilik AŞ Deputy General Manager Çetin Altun stated that they are very happy to host the guests from Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan in our country, and stated that the "Trans-Caspian International Transport Route International Association" is in Ankara. He said that they were very pleased to hold the meeting and to be a permanent member of the union.
“The Trans-Caspian International Transport Route stands out in the competition as the shortest, fastest and most suitable route in terms of climate”
TCDD Transportation Inc. In his speech, Deputy General Manager Çetin Altun said, “The developments in the transportation sector, of which we are all a part, are turning the world into a small village. The success of our industry stems from its structure that complements each other in harmony from the very beginning to the end. Our union, which started its activities by gaining its official identity in February 2017, has become a position that makes a name for itself in the world logistics sector, transporting over 11 thousand kilometers as a result of the stitch by stitch work of each of our members. Because the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route, starting from Southeast Asia and China, stands out in the competition as the shortest, fastest and most suitable route in terms of climate for transports to Kazakhstan, the Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan, Georgia and then Turkey and other European countries. he said.
Altun also stated that there is still important work to be done within the framework of the vision and mission of the TITR Union, and the efforts to increase the share of the railway sector among the logistics transports, which are the billions of dollars of trade between Asia and Europe, most of which are carried out by sea, and as a result, to increase the economic and cultural cooperation between the countries continue. he said he did.
“We have enough will and belief to make the Middle Corridor one of the most important trade routes in the world”
Çetin Altun stated that during the meetings to be held in the Working Group and the General Assembly for two days, the ways to carry out more effective and more efficient business activities in the Middle Corridor will be discussed, and the decisions and suggestions to be taken will guide how the railway transports between Asia and Europe will be and determine the road map.
Altun said, “We have achieved significant successes so far. We have ensured that the cargo reaches Europe from China in 18 days. We transported approximately 1 million tons of cargo from the Middle Corridor and BTK Railway Line together. We identified the bottlenecks that prevented us during these transportations and implemented many administrative and technical measures. None of us has any doubt that we will implement the concrete proposals that we will discuss today and that we will easily overcome the bottlenecks we face. Because we all have enough will to make the Middle Corridor one of the most important trade routes in the world, we believe in it and we want it.” made its assessment.
“The Iron Silk Road will contribute to the development of the region and world peace from economy to cultural life”
Lastly, Altun said that he fully believes that the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route Union, which was established to attract the transit and commercial freight traffic between Asia and Europe to the Trans-Caspian route and to ensure the competitiveness of the Trans-Caspian route with other transportation corridors, will put its signature under very good projects, " While collecting channels in a wide geography from the Far East to Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, such as the main river bed of the "Iron Silk Road", it will bring dynamism to many areas from economy to cultural life, to the development of the region in every sense and to world peace. He concluded his speech by saying that he would contribute.