Turkrail has started second weekly train between Turkey and Austria.
A new container line kicked off on Europe-Turkey route.
The intermodal traffic between Turkey and Europe has developed very fast in recent years.
Share of railway in foreign trade of Turkey is going down.
The leading intermodal train operator Metrans announced to end its service to/from Turkey.
Illegal refugee traffic seems to start considering rail traffic between Turkey and Europe. Last week, 17 refugees were captured at border, in a 45’ rail container.
Trains weighing 1600 gross tonnes have started to run on Turkish rails where maximum gross ton was 1300 tonnes until this month.
The only Turkish train operator giving service to Europe, Balo, is getting prepared to run its own container trains between Turkey and Romania.
Turkish State Railways (TCDD) announced big discount in container demurrage fees in TCDD terminals.
The rail tunnel opened recently connecting Italy to Central and North Europe under the Alpines will now be used also by Turkish trucks.
Turkey’s biggest export port Ambarli is now connected to Europe by Ro-Ro + train service.
Turkey is one of the target countries of Swiss combined transport operator Hupac.
Metrans, Czech container operator increased its weekly trains from Europe to Turkey to six.
Big Anatolia Logistics Organization (BALO) ended the joint venture company, Anatolia Rail Link, founded together with Austrian railway operator Rail Cargo.
New legislation published last week which will end the paper work for containers.