Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 15 / Trend E. Ismayilov /
The Baku International Sea Trade Port expects a passenger trip Anzali-Baku to be launched by the holiday Novruz, a source in the port said today.
"In January, a test trip was implemented. So far, it has not been realized yet. Most likely, the Iranian side will launch trips in March," a source said. The initiator of the restoration of passenger traffic between Azerbaijan and Iran by sea is the Iranian side.
He said the Iranian side initially stated about the start of a trip closer to the holiday of Novruz Bayram, celebrated in Azerbaijan on March 20-21. It is testified by growth in demand for passenger line just before the holiday. Previously it was assumed that the line will be opened in late October.
A source said this passenger line operated for a long time. In 1998 it was temporarily suspended. The question of its restoration was agreed between the state structures of Iran and Azerbaijan.
As previously mentioned source, this passenger line operated for a long period of time, and in 1998 was temporarily suspended. The question of its restoration negotiated between the state structures of Iran and Azerbaijan.
Passenger trips to Bandar-e Anzali and Baku-e Anzali are planned to be made twice a week via the Caspian Sea. The Permanent Mission of Iran's shipping company owning the vessel, which will operate between the two ports will be established. The vessel is designed for 150 passengers.
The Iranian side also plans to continue to transport cargo to Baku from other Iranian Caspian ports of Amirabad and Nowshahr.
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