Turkish export goods to China reach Port of Baku
THE second container train carrying export cargo from Turkey to China arrived at the Port of Baku, reports AzerNews
05 January 2021 - 19:00 - Update: 05 January 2021 - 23:22
'The unloading of cargo in the Baku port and loading onto the Beket Ata feeder ship will take 6 hours. The freight train consists of 42 containers, each 40 feet long, with a total of 1,400 refrigerators. Starting from 2021, container trains will regularly run on this route twice a month,' said the port.
'The total length of the route is 8,693 kilometres (two continents, two seas, and five countries). Estimated travel time from Turkey to China is 12 days,' said the port.
The operators of the second export train are also members of the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route (TMTM).
The train will be delivered from the Port of Baku to the Port of Aktau in Kazakhstan by the Beket Ata feeder ship.
In 2020, a total of 12,672-TEU containers were transported by feeder ships via TMTM across the Caspian Sea.
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