Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan.6
By Sadraddin Aghjayev – Trend:
ADY Express LLC, which is a subsidiary of Azerbaijan Railways CJSC and operator of the Astara cargo terminal (Iran), has increased the volume of cargo handling through the terminal, a source in the company told Trend on Jan.6.
According to the source, in 2020, 422,100 tons of cargo, or 8,918 wagons, were handled through the terminal, meaning a 16 percent growth in freight traffic compared to 2019 (363,842 tons).
The average daily volume of cargo handled via the Astara terminal by the company during the past year amounted to 1,384 tons or 29 wagons.
“Regarding types of cargo transshipped in 2020, 37 percent fell on timber, 20 percent - on construction materials (cement, clinker, tile), 13 percent – fruits and vegetables, 11 percent – containers, 8 percent - cereal products (barley, grain, wheat, and lentil), and 11 percent - other goods,” the source noted.
The countries leading to the volume of cargo transportation along the North-South route were Russia and Iran. Some 75 percent of the goods accounted for those ones transited through the territory of Azerbaijan, added the source.
ADY Express provides cost-effective and reliable logistics services in the sphere of railway freights. It intends to increase transit freight traffic between Asia and Europe. Owing to the development of the new routes this will also contribute to boosting volumes of transit between the Persian Gulf and Russia with European countries.
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