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At least 1.3 million tons of cargo is planned to be transported by the end of the year through the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route

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

Within its framework, the issues of increasing the volume of cargo transportation along this route and increasing its efficiency were discussed.

Chairman of the Management Board of the  "International Association "Trans-Caspian International Transport Route" and the head of JSC NC "Kazakhstan Temir Zholy" Kanat Alpysbaev spoke at the meeting.

K.Alpysbayev congratulated the opening of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway and noted that "the launch of the new line is a significant event and it is necessary to intensify the work on attracting cargoes, increasing the corridor capacity, improving the infrastructure."

"In the current year, the volume of transportation by TITR is set at 725 thousand tons of cargo. Over 10 months already transported more than 1 million tons of cargo. At the end of the year, the expected volume of transported cargo will be at least 1.3 million tons of cargo, "K.Alpysbayev said.

Next year TITR plans to transport not only oil and gas, but also Kazakh grain to the markets of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey.

"We are also ready to discuss the transportation of chemical products, ore, Kazakh coal along the Trans-Caspian route, and develop container transportation. In 2018, we plan to transport 3 million tons of cargo via TITR, "K. Alpysbaev said.

In his view, the growth of positive dynamics depends on concerted actions to create favorable conditions for carriers, so it is necessary to continue work on establishing competitive rates along the corridor.

The General meeting was attended by the chairman of the Azerbaijan Railways D. Gurbanov, the deputy head of the Georgian Railways A. Nikolaashvili, the main director for cargo transportation of the Turkish Railways V. Kurt, the leaders of Aktau international Sea Trade Port A.Turikpenbayev, Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company R.Valiev, ,Baku International Sea Trade Port T.Ziyadov, and deputy general director of the Batumi Sea Port I. Mukatov.

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.

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

Press-office of JSC NC KTZ 


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