Hasan PezÃ¼k, Managing Director of TCDD Transportation, has transported nearly 900,000 tonnes of freight from the BTK line in the three years since it opened. As TCDD Tasimacilik, we will continue to increase support for locomotives and wagons on this line.
The meeting of the International Trans-Caspian International Transport Road Union (TITR) working group was held in Istanbul, hosted by the General Directorate of Transport of TCDD.
Opening of the meeting, which was attended by de facto TCDD Tasimacilik and the TITR Secretariat and member railway companies of our country Pacific Euraisa, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Georgia and Ukraine and heads of railway companies from Poland and Romania participated via videoconference (Zoom) by TCDD Tasimacilik Managing Director, Hazan PezÃ¼k, is over.
“Increase in international rail freight transport during the Covid-19 period”
In his speech, PezÃ¼k said that restricting crossings to avoid the Covid-19 outbreak interrupted the supply chain around the world, during this period there was a significant load flow from road transport to rail due to measures and restrictions taken especially at level crossings, and an increase in international rail freight transport has been observed as follows. continued.
âIn order to meet these growing demands and not to disrupt the supply chain, the necessary measures have been taken by our Directorate-General for International Rail Freight Transport. In this context, wagon crossings at all our rail border posts began to be carried out without human contact, and an increase in capacity was achieved at the required rail border crossings. Today we transport goods to many countries in Europe and to Iran, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and the People’s Republic of China on the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line by full trains of our country.
“The middle corridor offers important opportunities”
âThe 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 by combined transport with port connection, where rail and sea transport are used together, continue intensively to different countries. “
PezÃ¼k pointed out that there is great potential for logistics and transport 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. Follow the Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey, soon in transit to Ukraine and other fastest growing European countries, pointed out as the most suitable route in terms of climate.
“Marmaray and BTK provide uninterrupted transport between Europe and Asia”
Recalling that uninterrupted rail transport is provided to Europe via the Marmaray Bosphorus tube passage and the Middle Corridor and BTK rail line and that this is very important in global logistics, PezÃ¼k said that nearly 900,000 tons of freight have been transported from the BTK line in the three years since its opening, TCDD TaÅÄ±macÄ±lÄ±k Å. said they would continue to increase support for locomotives and wagons on this line.
PezÃ¼k thanked everyone who contributed to the meeting and said: âWith the meeting we will hold today, we will have fruitful results for our industry and our countries in accordance with the goal of increasing through traffic and commercial freight between Asia and Europe towards the Trans-Caspian route and further increase the competitiveness of the Trans-Caspian route with other transport corridors. We hope to achieve it. Â»He concludes.
As is known, the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route (TITR), which is named TCDD Transport Directorate General, Iron Silk Road, New Silk Road, Middle Corridor, is a permanent member of the International Union, from China to the ‘Europe. , which is an important link in the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line. Ya, made a great effort for the efficiency of the road, which facilitates transportation from Russia to Southeast Asia and Africa.