Turkey discloses volume of cargo transported via BTK railway
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 18
By Maksim Tsurkov – Trend:
As many as 3,605 tons of cargo have been transported by the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway since its commissioning, Turkish media reported Jan. 18.
The demand for cargo transportation via the BTK railway is growing every day, and the use of new generation freight cars produced within the national project ensures more efficient transportation, the reports said.
“So far, six cargo transportations have been carried out along the BTK railway - four to Turkey and two in the opposite direction,” the report said. “A total of 3,605 tons of cargo have been transported in 101 cars. Fertilizers and construction materials were sent from Turkey to Kazakhstan, while grain and forage were sent to Turkey from Kazakhstan.”
The official opening ceremony of the BTK railway was held in Baku Oct. 30, 2017. The BTK railway was constructed on the basis a Georgian-Azerbaijani-Turkish intergovernmental agreement. The railway’s peak capacity will be 17 million tons of cargo per year. At an initial stage, this figure will be one million passengers and 6.5 million tons of cargo.