New Silk Road Network recently received an update from Pasifik Eurasia, one of our esteemed partners for rail operating, regarding Turkey's first freight train to China. The block train has successfully arrived at its destination, that is in Xi'an, China. The train was greeted with much celebration by the Chinese authorities, marking the first freight train's movement originating from Turkey.
The journey is about 8,693 kilometres long, as it follows the Trans Caspian East-West Middle Corridor via Baku-Tbilisi-Kars. The train is transporting 42 containers, mainly carrying coolers manufactured in Turkey. Many involved in logistics along the New Silk Road have been keeping an eye on this route's development. They are now confident to see such a successful transport. Pasifik Eurasia also informed us that a second train is making it's way from Turkey to China! The journey undertaken will be similar to the previous one, as it follows the Trans Caspian East-West Middle Corridor via Baku-Tbilisi-Kars. This 8,693-kilometre distance will be approximately covered in 12 days, identical to the first freight train.
With such endeavours, Pasifik Eurasia has become trailblazers in rail freight along the New Silk Road, as they explore unique routes that open more opportunities for one and all. Kudos again to them, and a happy and successful second trip!
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