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.