More alternatives are now available in intermodal transport between Turkey and Europe.
As Marmaray tunnel is opened for freight trains, container services started from Asian side of Turkey one after the other.
Both Baku-Tbilisi-Kars and Marmaray projects which are told to be key for China-Europe transport have been commissioned.
The first train to Europe using Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway will depart within this month.
Austrian rail operator Rail Cargo signs MOU with TCDD Tasimacilik and Azerbaijan Railways.
Austrian train operator Rail Cargo Group has announced a regular container train between Germany and Iran.
The intermodal traffic between Turkey and Europe has developed very fast in recent years.
Big Anatolia Logistics Organization (BALO) ended the joint venture company, Anatolia Rail Link, founded together with Austrian railway operator Rail Cargo.
After kept closed to rail traffic for more than two years, Halkali Terminal has started to revitalize.
The competition on intermodal lines which heated up on Turkey-West Europe corridor now jumps to East Europe.