First container train from Ukraine to China arrives at Baku port
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 22
By Maksim Tsurkov - Trend:
The first test container train, moving along the Trans-Caspian international transport route from Ukraine to China, has arrived at the International Sea Trade Port in Baku, the port said in message Jan. 22.
"The test train has arrived at the ferry terminal of Baku port in Alat," said the message. "From here, the train will travel across the Caspian Sea to Kazakhstan on a ferry, and from there further to China."
The container train was launched from Illichivsk, Ukraine on Jan. 15 for a test journey through Georgia, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan to China, across the Caspian and Black seas, and arrived at Georgian port of Poti Jan. 20.
The test train was launched after Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Georgia and Ukraine signed a protocol on Jan. 14 on setting competitive preferential tariffs for cargo traffic via the Trans-Caspian international transport route.
The Trans-Caspian international transport route runs through China, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey, and then to Europe.
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