Turkish Railways opens a logistics center in Kars
TCDD officially opened its logistics center in Kars, set up to serve the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway linking Turkey, Georgia and Azerbaijan, which opened in October 2017.
The railway logistics hub has 19 access tracks, covers an area of 400,000 m2 and can handle 412,000 tons of cargo. This is reported by the railway magazine Railway Supply with reference to the Railway Gazette.
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Speaking at the opening ceremony on November 20, Turkish Transport Minister Adil Karaismailoglu said that the logistics center in Kars was created to “revive the historic Silk Road” and provide an important center for the transport of goods to Russia and Central Asia.
The center will serve the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway, trains from London and Beijing could serve due to recent investments in new infrastructure linking Europe and Asia. Kars can become a regional logistics center.
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