First export train to Europe departs with Marmaray

First export train to Europe departs with Marmaray
18 May 2020

Mars Logistics became the first company to use the Marmaray line for international export freight transport.

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ISTANBUL (TR) - Mars Logistics started to use Marmaray on a scheduled basis by performing a first in the international freight transport railway in Turkey on 15 May. Mars Logistics board member Gökşin Günhan said in a statement that the problems caused by freight transportation in Istanbul with the use of the Marmaray line will partially melt away and the environmental negative effects of road transport will be reduced by providing less carbon dioxide emissions.

Mars Logistics, which offers environmentally friendly solutions in the optimum time with the 'Intermodal transportation' method using two or more transportation modes with the same transportation vehicle, has added Marmaray to Intermodal transportation methods since May 15. The company plans to deliver deliveries to Europe in a faster and more environmentally friendly manner with the transportation method from Eskisehir to Halkalı.

It will ease the "burden" of Istanbul

With its geopolitical location, Istanbul is at the center of both national and regional freight transport and it causes both social, economic and environmental problems as it uses road transportation as a method of transportation. In addition to these general problems, “Intermodal transportation”, which saves time due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the intensity of transportation at the border gates and delays in transportation, gains more importance in this period.

It is stated that the transportation problem in Istanbul can be eliminated by uninterrupted rail transportation by using the Marmaray line in freight transportation outside the passenger transportation hours (01: 00-05:00).

Intermodal transportation prevents 27 billion grams of carbon dioxide emissions annually

In addition to the advantages of regular transportation, regular loading, regular unloading and fixed prices, the intermodal transportation method offers the advantage of control and follow-up thanks to the fact that it is less affected by adverse weather conditions compared to other transportation systems, and all wagons are located in the same location. At the same time, 27 billion grams of carbon dioxide emissions are prevented annually by reducing carbon emissions.

Mars Logistics' carried out since 2012, "Green Logistics" and "Sustainability" side of the outstanding intermodal transportation services, continues to serve between Turkey and Turkey-Germany-Luxembourg. Bettembourg line with Turkey's loads taken from various points of the road - sea - rail - reaching their destination by road rankings. On the Duisburg line, it reaches its destination in the order of railroad and highway. Thus, environmental problems are reduced to a minimum and time is saved by combining different methods of transportation.

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