Every one of three Turkey-Trieste loads (container, semi-trailer, truck) of Un Ro-Ro got on train.
Turkish State Railways (TCDD) announced big discount in container demurrage fees in TCDD terminals.
The container trains between China and Turkey/Europe have started to use the new route.
Rail freight volumes in Turkey had been between 20-30 mn tonnes since 2007 and after reaching to peak of 29 mn tonnes in 2014, had dropped to less than 26 mn tonnes in 2015.
The scope, route, targets and history of Baku-Tblisi-Kars railway project which connects Kars (Turkey) to Baku (Azerbaijan) and Central Asia via Tblisi (Georgia):
International freight by rail in Turkey continued to decrease in 2015.
The scope, location, connections, targets and history of new high speed train station under construction at Konya:
TCDD announced a new discount for international rail freight which had dropped by half in last 5 years.
In 2008, when the first trailer train departs from Trieste with Turkish semi trailers, only a few were aware of the big change coming.
TCDD make adjustment in tariff due to closure of Ankara railway section.
TCDD announced discounts for Tekirdag-Derince and Van Lake ferries.
After the closure of Ankara section on 11th of July, the trains running between west and east will start going through Konya.
The original of this article “Fresh Food Corridors” was published at Railvolution No. 2/16 (April 2016), republished in Rail Turkey with the special permission of Petr Kaderavek, editor of Railvolution.
The rail tunnel opened recently connecting Italy to Central and North Europe under the Alpines will now be used also by Turkish trucks.
There’ll be three new long-distance freight train trials during this summer bypassing Turkey.