The intermodal traffic between Turkey and Europe has developed very fast in recent 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.
While modal share of railway remains 4% from for a long time in Turkey, a quite revolution happens in a place where statistics could not realize: Trieste.
The competition on intermodal lines which heated up on Turkey-West Europe corridor now jumps to East Europe.
A new intermodal line is about to start connecting Europe to Turkey via Constanta.
Companies using trailer trains are at the top of international overland transport statistics..
One of the fastest growing business in railways is trailer trains and Ekol Logistics was the first to start this service..
Intermodal Manager of Ekol Logistics who was in team to develop RoRo + intermodal system..
Ekol adds Trieste-Ostrova block train route to ists existing intermodal routes.
Ekol Logistics, had big success with the combined service between Turkey and Germany by ROLA train. So is ROLA our future? Should we expect to see more and more trucks on rail?