On December 4, Turkey sent its first cargo-laden freight train on its maiden journey to China from the Kazlıçeşme Station in Istanbul.
The General Directorate of Turkish State Railways (TCDD) stated that the first freight train from Turkey to China was transporting refrigerators in 42 containers aboard. On its way to China, the train was sent off by the Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation Adil Karaismailoğlu from Kazlıçeşme Station of Marmaray. It is due to cross Georgia and then enter the Caspian Sea transit.
Turkey's outbound rail freight shipment is due to arrive in China in 12 days.