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.
Both Baku-Tbilisi-Kars and Marmaray projects which are told to be key for China-Europe transport have been commissioned.
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.
The container trains between China and Turkey/Europe have started to use the new route.
There’ll be three new long-distance freight train trials during this summer bypassing Turkey.
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?
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