From China to Turkey by truck in just 19 days
Russian transport operator D-Trans has arrived in Turkey having completed a TIR transport from China using a new route through Russia. The entire TIR transport from Shanghai (China) to Istanbul (Turkey) covered over 13,000 km, taking 19 days in total and encountering no issues crossing borders along the way.
The single truck passed through Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Romania and Bulgaria, according to the International Road Union (IRU). Previous China-EU TIR journeys crossed the western Chinese border point at Khorgos into Kazakhstan before completing their onward journeys.
D-Trans’ latest transport passed from China directly into Russia at Manzhouli in the north-east of the country, before travelling on to Europe. (ben)