In his statement, Mars Logistics Board Member Gökşin Günhan stated that with the use of the Marmaray line, the problems arising from Istanbul's freight transport will partially melt 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 originates from Eskişehir and Halkalı It is planning to deliver deliveries to Europe in a faster and more environmentally friendly manner with its popular transportation method.
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 a large amount of road transport as its transportation method. In addition to these general problems, 'Intermodal transportation', which saves time due to the coronavirus epidemic 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 outside of passenger transportation hours (01: 00-05: 00).
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, by reducing carbon emissions, 27 billion grams of carbon dioxide emissions per year are prevented.
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.