Baku, Azerbaijan, March 12
By Abbas Akhundov - Trend:
'Ro-ro' vessels will begin operating between the international ports of Baku and Astrakhan from April 2014. They will transport vehicles, head of the Azerbaijani State Maritime Administration Gudrat Gurbanov said at a meeting with MPs on March 11.
"The vessels will operate as part of a relevant intergovernmental agreement signed between Azerbaijan and Russia," he said.
In particular, the 'Bestekar Gara Garayev' (Azerbaijan) and 'Composer Rachmaninoff' (Russia) vessels will begin operating from the beginning of the navigation season.
The 'Bestekar Gara Garayev' vessel can carry 60 KAMAZ cars or 40 heavy trucks with trailers.
MPs visited the building of the Azerbaijani State Maritime Administration on March 11 to view its work. They also discussed the bill on 'Sea Ports' that parliament is considering at present.
Translated by NH
Edited by SM