The train departed from China which will pass through 10 countries to Czechia is at Turkey.
The China-Turkey-Europe train passed through Ankara, which kept closed to freight traffic for a long time.
Preparations for freight trains to cross Bosphorus via Marmaray tunnel is completed.
Both Baku-Tbilisi-Kars and Marmaray projects which are told to be key for China-Europe transport have been commissioned.
Today is the first anniversary of Turkey’s new gate to Caucasus, Central Asia and China.
We had a talk with Mr Umut Ergunsü from Pekin University International Affairs Department about decrease of import taxes in China and impacts of this step on Turkey.
China-Europe rail freight traffic is seen as the biggest opportunity by almost all players in transport market.
By the end of this month, the first freight train will depart from Baku to Kars, to be the first train using Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway.
Laying of rails in Baku-Tblisi-Kars railway project is completed.
The container trains between China and Turkey/Europe have started to use the new route.
Problems faced in construction works of Baku-Tblisi-Kars Railway is told to be solved and no more delays is expected.
Frequently asked questions about railway project connecting Turkey to Azerbaijan and Central Asia:
Iran was recently added to the list of countries to which a direct container train is organized from China.
Turkey has target to attract the traffic between China and Europe which is currently being handled via Russia. Furthermore, some recent political developments may even give some advantage to “via Turkey route”.
Can Turkey be the new route for rail traffic between China and Europe?
The container service between Suzhou (China) and Poti (Georgia) will depart soon..
The North-South Transnational Rail Corridor connecting Kazakhstan to Iran via Turkmenistan will be opened today..