The TURKUAZ express block train, consisting of 21 containers, each 45 feet long, loaded with 588 tons of cargo has arrived in Baku, Report informs, citing ADY Container LLC.
A new logistics product developed by ADY Container, a subsidiary of Azerbaijan Railways CJSC, together with its partners from Turkey and Georgia – the TURKUAZ express container train will be running twice a week from Istanbul (the Anatolian side) and Mersin to Baku and vice-versa.
The journey time of the non-stop block train makes up 6 days and its consistent import-export operation is expected to greatly increase the volume of cargo on the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway line while strengthening its competitiveness.
The BTK has transported 26,689 TEU containers so far.
TURKUAZ express train is also expected to deliver the cargos, which are carried from Europe to the Black Sea and Mediterranean ports of Turkey, to Azerbaijan.