Delays recorded in cargo deliveries from Türkiye to Azerbaijan

Economy Materials 8 February 2023 17:17 (UTC +04:00)
Delays recorded in cargo deliveries from Türkiye to Azerbaijan

BAKU, Azerbaijan, February 8. Several flights from Türkiye to Azerbaijan have been postponed due to the powerful earthquake and the current weather conditions in Türkiye, which also affects the delays in cargo deliveries, Trend reports.

Azerbaijan’s Limak postal and courier delivery service company, commenting on the issue, said that events in Türkiye have caused delay in the delivery of parcels.

Another Azerbaijani cargo company, Starex, noted that due to the earthquake and weather conditions in Türkiye, there are problems with the delivery of parcels to Azerbaijan, and it’s unclear how long this continues.

According to Kargo company operating in Azerbaijan’s Sumgayit, parcels are expected to be delivered from Türkiye within six days.

Other companies involved in the delivery of goods from Türkiye to Azerbaijan have been facing similar problems.

At present, along with Azerbaijan’s state postal operator (Azerpost), over 60 companies are engaged in the delivery of goods from Türkiye to Azerbaijan.

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.7 has hit southeastern Türkiye on Feb. 6, 2023. The earthquake occurred at a depth of seven kilometers in the Pazarcik region of Kahramanmaras Province. The provinces of Hatay, Gaziantep, Kilis, Osmaniye, Malatya, Adiyaman, Sanliurfa, Diyarbakir, Adana and Kahramanmaras were subjected to severe destruction.

The quake’s epicenter was located 26 km away from the city of Gaziantep with a population of about 1.06 million.

Türkiye’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority said that three more earthquakes with a magnitude of 6.4-6.6 rocked Gaziantep province in south-eastern Türkiye. As a result of the earthquake that hit Türkiye, strong tremors were also felt in Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, and Cyprus.

As many as 8,574 people have been killed, and 49,133 got injured in the quake.