On October 19, Eskişehir province of Turkey was officially connected to Turkish ports with the launch of the Green Road Project.
The signing ceremony took place in Eskişehir Chamber of Industry (ESO), and the protocol was signed by ESO and General Directorate of Turkish State Railways. Ahead of the ceremony, the first freight train departed from Hasanbey Logistics Center in Eskişehir to carry goods to the Derince port located in the northeastern province Kocaeli.
In addition, railway transportation will be started on the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway, so containers loaded from Eskişehir will be able to reach the Middle East, Central Asia and China by train without a second handling.
The logistics center - serving as a hub for domestic and international freight transportation, distribution, storage and customs clearance – has a capacity of carrying 1,5 million tons of goods annually.
During the ceremony, it was announced that departure of a block train was planned per week, yet in the following months is planned to operate 3 days a week.