Turkey has presented combined railway project to transport goods from Anatolia to Europe. The ceremony took place on September 8, reports Huriet Daily News.
The Great Anatolian Logistics Organization (BALO) project, which has been realized with the contribution of leading local business organizations, aims to facilitate trade to and from Europe as well as reduce freight transportation costs.
According to the scheme, the container freights of Anatolian exporters will be picked up from their doors and collected at logistics centers of the Turkish State Railways (TCDD), to be brought to Bandırma port in the northwest with block trains.
The load will travel to the northwestern province of Tekirdağ with container ships, from where they will depart for European harbors. Imported goods coming from Europe will be carried through the same route, the TCDD said in a written statement.
The TCDD has collaborated with commercial and industrial chambers, commercial stock markets and industrial zones in Anatolian cities, in order to link industrial regions with the main railway route.