Container Train From China to Turkey Transported In Record Time

Container Train From China to Turkey Transported In Record Time
The 826-kilometer Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway corridor passes through Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey. (Photo: Rayhaber)

Members of the Trans-Caspian International Transport Consortium - ADY Container LLC (Azerbaijan), KTZ Express (Kazakhstan), GR Logistics (Georgia) and Pacific Eurasia Logistics (Turkey) delivered a container train from Xi'an, China to Izmit, Turkey in record time, Azerbaijan State News Agency (AZERTAC) reported on Sunday.

According to the report, the train consisting of 43 40-foot containers carrying various freight was delivered from the Kazakh port of Aktau to the Port of Baku on a feeder ship Beket-Ata, operated by ADY Container LLC. Here, in a short time, the containers were loaded on platforms and sent to Turkey via the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway.

The travel distance from Baku Port to Boyuk-Kesik station, covering Azerbaijani territory, made up a record time - 14 hours, that is, 10 hours faster than 24 hours - standard time. The travelling time through Turkey was covered in recording 50 hours, which saved-up extra 70 hours compared to standard time.

The agency noted that despite the difficulties caused by epidemiological situation, uninterrupted freight transportation via the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route (TITR) continues its intensity, while fully complying with sanitary and epidemiological norms.