The Deputy General Manager of Lithuanian Railways Mr Saulius Stasiūnas, Head of Freight Department Mr Andrejus Ponomariovas, Head of International Relations Department Mr Gintaras Sinkevicius, and Head of Stations Technology Department Mr Vaidutis Vielys attended to the meeting in TOBB The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey on 11 September 2013. While Director General Mr Huseyin Isteermis and Ms Selda Yilmazoglu as Responsible for Business Development of BALO participated in the meeting, TOBB was represented by Mr Sancar Sefer Suer as Head of TIR and ATA Carnets Division and Ms Oznur Cetintas and Cihan Korucu as Assistant Experts.
The Viking Project, as one of the best samples for combined transportation, is a joint action of both Lithuanian, Belarus, Ukraine and Bulgarian railways and after Turkey involved to the Project, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was also signed with TCDD Turkish State Railways. With the involvement of TCCD to Project, all discussions about BALO to be the sole responsible for marketing, distributing and operational activities in Viking Project were subject to that meeting. And MoU was signed by Mr Stasys Dailydka Director General of Lithuanian Railways and Mr Huseyin Isteermis as General Manager of BALO.
Export products in Turkey will be loaded in Derince and Bandirma ports to be sent to Odessa port in Ukraine and then they will be transported to Baltic countries and Moscow by passing Lithuania, Belarus and Ukraine corridors with Viking train.
The shipments coming back from the same route will be distributed in Anatolia and they will also be sent to Middle East and Central Asia in transit.
With a new developed Viking Train corridor, the freights will be sent out in Baltic countries and inner Europe via Lithuania-Belarus-Ukraine-Romania-Bulgaria-Turkey corridor.In addition, on behalf of BALO General Manager Mr Huseyin Isteermis attended to signature ceremony for MoU between TCDD and Lithuanian Railways on 12 September 2013.
18/12/2014 DB SCHENKER RAIL AG has visited BALO
Mr. Hans-Georg Werner, Board Member of DB Schenker Rail AG, Mr. Liubomir Garchev, CEO of DB Schenker Rail Bulgaria and Ms. Yeliz Yildiz, DB Schenker Rail AG representative of Turkey has visited BALO Istanbul Office
17/12/2014 Mr. Harun KARACAN, Chairman of BALO has visited Tekirdag terminal
Mr. Karacan, Chairman of BALO has visited Tekirdag terminal and received information from the authorities.
09/10/2014 First steps taken for BALO’s investment plans in Europe
Under TOBB’s leadership, the Great Anatolia Logistic Organization (BALO) and Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) Rail Cargo Austria (RCA) have signed a protocol for joint venture in Germany.
30/06/2014 Germany want to merge with China railway line with BALO.
Demand was growing for BALO which is transport loads of Anatolia to Europe in a short span of four days. Duisburg development agency was visited to BALO A.S. They said, they want to merge China and Germany Yuxino block the railway line with BALO.
08/05/2014 Quickly and inheritable new services from BALO
BALO, Europe's most important and largest of three railway companies is one of the Austrian State Railways (ÖBB) load-carrying unit of Rail Cargo Austria (RCA) has made with his business association with the clients 'Logistics Service Provider Companies through' services continue to provide has been.
26/03/2014 BALO Introductory Meetings , Ankara
Anatolia’s third meeting was held in Ankara on September 26, 2013,Thursday.
17/03/2014 BALO European introductory meeting was held in Duisburg and Vienna.
At first BALO officials visit the terminal in Europe and then BALO was held introductory meetings in Duisburg and in Vienna on March 17 and March 19.
22/02/2014 BALO Introductory Meetings , Istanbul
Meeting was held in istanbul chamber of commerce (ito). BALO was been continue its breigings with İstanbul. its purpose is trying to explain how the railway system works.
25/12/2013 BALO Introductory Meetings , Eskişehir
BALO activities, which was organized with partner Eskişehir Chamber of Industry (ESO) and Eskişehir Chamber of Commerce (ESTO) and meeting was held in ESO council chamber.
05/12/2013 Rail Cargo Austria officials visited the BALO.
Board Member of Rail Cargo Austria Drs. Regt Erik and his team, together with BALO officials assessed to operations which is starting on September 8.