Weekly review of highlights in Azerbaijan's transport sector

Transport Materials 29 May 2021 22:08
Baku, Azerbaijan Trend News Agency Sadraddin Aghjayev
Weekly review of highlights in Azerbaijan's transport sector

Azerbaijan Railways CJSC said this week that Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan are expanding the possibilities of multimodal cargo transportation along the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route (TITR), as well as digitalizing document circulation, Trend reports.

According to the company, in order to fully use the TITR’s potential, the parties will adopt the strategy of expanding opportunities for cooperation between the two countries within this corridor connecting Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Georgia, Turkey and European countries.

Besides, this week it was reported that KTZ Express JSC, the subsidiary company of Kazakhstan Railways reoriented cargoes from North-East African countries to the Trans Caspian International Transport Route (TITR) route through Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Kazakhstan.

Currently, the management of KTZ Express JSC - KTZE West is working with representatives of the Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt to develop traffic in this direction and increase the flow of goods. The major ports of Egypt are seen as gateways to the African countries.

In the outgoing week, Iran expressed intention to expand cargo transportation on international corridors in transit through Azerbaijan, as well as bilateral transportation. For this aim the respective protocol was signed between Head of the International Transport and Transit Department of the Organization of Roads and Transport of Iran, Javad Hidayati and Head of the State Road Transport Service of Azerbaijan, Habib Hasanov in Iran’s Tabriz.

Meanwhile, during the meeting between the Secretary General of the Permanent Secretariat of Intergovernmental Commission TRACECA Asset Asavbayev and Head of Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Industry and Infrastructural Development Beybut Atamkulov, importance of facilitating container shipments and readiness of the TRACECA member countries to apply competitive (preferential) tariffs for the transportation of goods.

Along with the above, ADY Express LLC, a subsidiary of Azerbaijan Railways CJSC, has started transporting goods via the international transport corridors passing through the territory of Azerbaijan.

These cargo will be transported as a part of cooperation with the Russian group of companies Mechel, which unites more than 20 enterprises in the field of coal mining, metallurgy, energy, and logistics.