Ro-ro line from Thrace to Italy to set sail in July
TEKİRDAĞ - Anatolia News Agency
DHA PhotoRo-Ro vessel transport will start in July from Turkey’s northwestern province of Tekirdağ to Trieste, a seaport town in northeastern Italy, the head of the Turkish port said yesterday.
“The deficits will be cleared within this month and probably the Ro-Ro travels to Trieste will begin in July,” Tekirdağ Harbor President Murat Gül said, heralding another route for Turkish goods to main markets in Europe, which will be re-opened soon.
Speaking to Anadolu agency yesterday, Gül said the changes at Ambarlı Port located on Istanbul’s Beylikdüzü shore, revived the Tekirdağ port’s attraction for investors. Turkey’s largest and Europe’s third largest container port is located in Tekirdağ and it has been configured as a gate for Turkish goods to Europe as part of Turkey’s plans to activate its railway lines. Products made by industrials in Anatolia will be carried on railway lines to Bandırma Port in the northwest, and ferryboats will then carry them to Tekirdağ Port, where they will depart for Europe.