Turkish railways joined the International Association "Trans-Caspian International Transport Route"

On February 16, 2018 in Ankara, Turkey, first for this year General Meeting of the members of the International Association "Trans-Caspian International Transport Route" (TITR) was held.

By the decision of the General Meeting, "Turkish State Railways – Transportation" JSC ("TCDD Taşımacılık A.Ş.") was accepted as a Regular member of the Association.

During the General Meeting volumes of cargo transported by Middle Corridor in 2017 and the beginning of 2018, plans of increase of volumes up to 4 million tons in current year, further improvements of transportation technology, as well as organization and launching of the container line traffic through the Caspian Sea since April 2018 were discussed.

The composition of Managing Board of the Association was changed. As a result, Mr. Veysi Kurt, General Director of "TCDD" Transportation JSC and Mr. Beken Seidakhmetov, Permanent Representative of the PS IGC TRACECA in Kazakhstan were included to the Managing Board of the Association.

On the same day, a round table "Trans-Caspian International Transport Route: Prospects and Opportunities for Turkish Business" took place. Mr. Sanzhar Yelyubayev, Vice President for Logistics of JSC "NC "Kazakhstan railways" presented general report and presentation on behalf of all members of the International Association "TITR". He acquainted the participants with the possibilities of the infrastructure along the Middle Corridor, as well as with the plans of its further development and modernization in the countries of the route.

The participants of the round table were Turkish freight owners, transport and logistics companies interested in freight transportation with the use of Middle Corridor.