The first container train carrying cargo from Turkey to China arrived in Port of Baku on December 10th. The train, which will cover a total of 8,693 kilometers, passed through the Baku Port and headed for the Kazakh port of Aktau.
The 40-foot container train, which consists of a total of 42 containers and carries household appliances, runs through Turkey on the Istanbul (Marmaray) –Kosekoy –Ankara –Sivas -Kars line and connects at Akhalkalaki station to the transport network from abroad.
The train runs on the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway, travels via the Caspian Sea to Kazakhstan and from there it is headed to Xi’an, China.
Members of the Trans-Caspian International Transport Consortium are: ADY Container (Azerbaijan), KTZ Express (Kazakhstan), GR Logistics (Georgia) and Pacific Eurasia Logistics (Turkey).
The first cargo caravan will be delivered from Port of Baku to Aktau Port by Beket Ata – feeder operated by ADY Container.
It should be noted that the freight train will reach the destination city of Xi’an, passing through 2 continents, 2 seas and 5 countries. Starting in 2021, these trains will run twice a month.
The project can be considered the result of successful cooperation between Azerbaijan Railways CJSC and Baku International Sea Trade Port CJSC within the framework of the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route International Association of Legal Entities.
It should be noted that a total of 11,680 TEU containers were transported across the Caspian Sea via feeders on the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route this year.