The first container train carrying freight from Turkey to China has set off. The operators of the export train from Istanbul to Xi’an city are members of the Trans-Caspian International Transport Consortium – ADY Container (Azerbaijan), KTZ Express (Kazakhstan), GR Logistics (Georgia) and Pacific Eurasia Logistics (Turkey).
The train will run on the Istanbul-Marmaray-Kosekoy-Ankara-Sivas-Kars line and arrive at Akhalkalaki station. Once connected to the transport network from abroad, it will travel from Georgia to Azerbaijan, then via the Caspian Sea to Kazakhstan by a feeder ship operated by ADY container LLC.
It should be noted that the logistics product, set via the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway, is mainly a joint project of Pacific Eurasia Logistics and ADY Container. The train, consisting of 42-containers carrying refrigerators, will cover a total distance of 8693 kilometers in only 12 days.