International Transporters Association issues around 7,000 TIR Cornet books

Business Materials 10 December 2009 15:02 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 10 / corr Trend E.Ismayilov /

The EU's changes introduced in the international automobile transportation are directed at improving the situation in this field. They target to develop this segment in the EU territory through restricting entry from out, Azerbaijan Association of International Automobile Transporters (ABADA) Tofik Nurullayev said.

It particularly concerns introduction of new electronic tachographs for entry to the EU. The rules will enact from the beginning of 2010. The electronic tachographs will be installed on automobile which meet euro-4 and euro -5 standards. The rest automobiles will work with old tachographs observing the EU rules. "All changes introduced in this sphere are intended to restrict entry of automobiles from East Europe and other countries. It aims to develop transportation in EU territory," Nurullayev added.

Nurullayev said the volume of international cargo deliveries by automobile transport has declined by force of the global financial crisis. The volume of cargo is small enough and it makes transporters to stand idle for a long time due to absence of cargo abroad. The crisis also affected transportation tariffs, which decreased considerably making the deliveries unprofitable.

This year the Association issues roughly 7,000 TIR Cornet books needed for non-obstacle passage of state borders during cargo transportation. The figure declined by 20 percent as compared to last year.

There is no cargo to transport to Baku and the volume decreased in the country's regions. Vegetable transportation from Iran decreased, because Russia prefers to purchase cheap products from the Central Asia.

Nurullayev said automobile delivery situation will not improve next year.

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