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ADY Container LLC has started cooperation with Switzerland’s Hupac Intermodal in the field of transportation from Europe to Central Asia.

  • The Hupac Intermodal transport and logistics company will cooperate with the Azerbaijani Railways to link Europe, Azerbaijan, Iran, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan.
  • Parties are planning to implement logistic services through a new intermodal terminal in Baku.
  • Thus, industrial groups from Germany, Benelux countries; Italy, Poland and Spain will be link to Azerbaijan, Iran, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan.

 

 

The document was signed as part of an international conference held in Beijing, dedicated to the role of the Trans-Caspian East-West international trade and transport corridor in implementation of the One Belt and One Road Initiative.

The conference was organized by the embassies of Kazakhstan, Georgia and Turkey on the initiative of Azerbaijan and with the support of the Ministry of Commerce of China. It was aimed at promoting the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route.

Azerbaijan’s Economy Minister Shahin Mustafayev, Deputy Minister of Commerce of China Wang Shouwen, Turkish Deputy Economy Minister Fatih Metin, Deputy Minister of Investments and Development of Kazakhstan Roman Sklyar, Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia Giorgi Cherkezishvili, as well as head of Azerbaijan Railways CJSC Javid Gurbanov delivered speeches at the event.

Gurbanov presented information on the transport projects being implemented in Azerbaijan, the efficiency of the route and the advantages of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway.He also held a meeting with Azerbaijani entrepreneurs to discuss issues of rail transportation.

CJSC “Azerbaijan Railways” held a tripartite meeting with delegations headed by the board members of the Austrian company Rail Cargo Austria Eric Regter and Director General of Turkish Railways (TCDD) Veysi Kurt.

The parties were informed in a frank and friendly atmosphere by the Chairman of CJSC Azerbaijan Railways Javid Gurbanov about the transport and logistics potential of Azerbaijan, the Trans-Caspian international transport route, the North-South and South-West transport corridors, as well as the recently introduced the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railroad, which according to Javid Gurbanov will connect Asia with Europe.

Then a discussion was held on the development of cooperation.

As a result of the meeting, the representatives of Azerbaijan Railways, Rail Cargo Austria and Turkish Railways signed a Memorandum of Understanding.

The Memorandum covers the development of a competitive, high-speed, intermodal railway network in Europe, CIS and China.

 

 

ADY Konteyner company plans to double the share of railway container cargo transportation in the total volume of cargo transportation in Azerbaijan by the end of 2018, Rashad Majidov, commercial director of the company, said at a transport conference “Azerbaijan: Bridge to Eurasia” in Baku.

“In total, we plan to transport about 15,000 containers in 2018,” he said.

The commercial director said that the second train consisting of 19 containers, which was sent from Turkey’s Mersin province via the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway, is currently crossing the Caspian Sea on a train ferry.

He also noted that in November, an agreement was reached to send a container train from Iran’s Astara to Vorsino station in Russia along the International North-South Transport Corridor once the construciton of the Iranian section of the railway is completed.

 

The two-day Silk Road Forum has kicked off in Tbilisi bringing together 1000 delegates from 50 countries, including Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan`s delegation includes Minister of Transport, Communications and High Technologies Ramin Guluzade, Chairman of the Azerbaijan Railways CJSC Javid Gurbanov, Head of the Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company CJSC Rauf Veliyev.

The forum opened with a welcome speech by Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili, who highlighted Georgia’s strategically important location on the crossroads of East and West and its role as a connecting link of cultures and economies. Kvirikashvili expressed his confidence that after the conference other countries will also be actively engaged in restoration and development of historical Silk Road.

The prime ministers of Ukraine and Moldova and the deputy prime minister of Slovenia also take part in the conference for the first time.

The forum aims to establish a platform for an annual high level meeting where interested parties can get together and explore opportunities, align visions and enhance bilateral partnerships in four main areas of cooperation: transport, energy, trade and business-to-business contacts.

The forum will feature addresses by distinguished keynote speakers and give business executives and policymakers an opportunity to share their views, experiences and expertise on how to reestablish the historic Silk Road to reinvigorate trade with Asia. The event will also focus on the implementation of two major regional oil and gas projects, as well as the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway project.

 

November 15, 2017, Baku, Azerbaijan, the General Meeting of the members of International Association” Trans-Caspian International Transport Route” (TITR) was held.

During the today’s General Meeting, the preliminary results of the Association’s activities for 2017 were considered, and the tariff rates along the TITR for 2018 were approved. In addition, the tariff rates for freight transportation were considered and agreed, taking into account the new Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line for 2018.

The General Mmeeting approved the budget and plan of the Association’s activities for 2018.

By the decision of the General Meeting, “Port Kuryk” LLP (Kazakhstan) and Lianyungang Port Holdings Group (China) were admitted to the Association as new associate members.

Summarizing the results of 2017, the founders and members of the Association noted the positive dynamics in the development of the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route (Middle Corridor).

It is planned to hold future meetings on the North-South International Transport Corridor not only in the countries that are members of this route, but also in the countries interested in joining the corridor. Igbal Huseynov, Deputy Chairman of “Azerbaijan Railways” CJSC Management Board, told journalists.
According to him, question is about India and Scandinavian countries, emerging and destination point of freight via route: “One of the ideas put forward in informal meetings is to hold the next meeting in India. If experts from 4 countries support this idea in today’s meeting, the issue will be reflected in the final protocol”.
Regarding the volume of freight to be transported by this route, I. Huseynov noted that “Azerbaijan Railways” has already constructed railway to Iran’s Astara, from Azerbaijan’s Astara station to Astarachay, through the bridge over it: “Both stations have additional ways to accept and dispatch cargoes. It is planned to install 4 terminals at the stations, one of which will be constructed for containers, one for common cargo, one for oil products and one for grain products. Opening of the first terminal is expected in December of this year and the expected volume of cargo to next year is 1.5-2 mln tons”.
Notably, quadripartite (Azerbaijan, Russia, Belarus, Iran) meeting of the North-South International Transport Corridor Working Group on Development in the West has today started in Baku.

The first freight train running along the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway has reached Kars.
According to Sabah newspaper, Director General of Turkish Railways (TCDD), Veysi Kurt attended the ceremony, which was held in this regard. Addressing the event, Veysi Kurt stressed that from Kars the train has already left in the direction of Mersin, this road will take about 40 hours.
The opening of the BTK railway took place in Baku Oct.30.

Several important issues were in the spotlight among working groups in the meeting of the South-West International Transport Route which is ended in Tehran, Iran. Representatives of railways of Iran, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine and Poland attended the meeting. “Azerbaijan Railways” CJSC and route operator company in Azerbaijan, “ADY Container” attended at the event and in the “South-West” International Transport Route optimization of freight tariffs, improvement of infrastructure projects as well as transportation mechanisms was in the spotlight. The working group’s first protocol was signed between the parties at the end of the meeting. The development of South-West international transport routes and attraction of freights has been taken into consideration and stated in the document. Furthermore, resolution of the Coordination Committee working group regulations has been approved. Members of working group met with potential customers to use the South-West International Transport Route in Tehran.

The European Union (EU) has issued a statement on the opening of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway.

The statement reads: “The opening of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway is a major step in transport interconnections linking the European Union, Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Central Asia.

The European Union welcomes the new rail corridor which, coupled with investments, improved infrastructure and logistics coordination will provide better connectivity, new business opportunities and increased trade. This is at the heart of its Eastern Partnership as well as of its Central Asia strategy.

The European Union has always supported projects aiming at improving connectivity with its neighbouring Partner countries. With further improvements of transport links between Turkey and Bulgaria as well as between Azerbaijan and Central Asia, this project will provide fast and reliable land connection between Europe and Asia along the ancient Silk Route.

We are also supporting the Southern Gas Corridor which will provide similar energy interconnection.”

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