Record time for container train transportation from China to Turkey

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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.

ADY Container, a subsidiary of Azerbaijan Railways CJSC, told Report.

A 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. 

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