Establishing direct maritime passenger traffic urgent matter
Azerbaijan, Baku, April 25/ Trend, E. Ismailov
The issue of forming direct maritime passenger traffic among all Caspian ports remains urgent, a source at the Baku Port reported on Monday.
The source said establishing direct maritime passenger traffic is an urgent but still unclear matter as it all remains just an idea.
"First of all, this envisions passenger traffic by private companies, but this issue still remains under question due to the lack of initiatives," the source said.
The source noted that the Iranian side earlier made concrete proposals on the restoration of direct maritime passenger traffic on the route Baku-Enzeli.
Iran planned to open the traffic last spring. The route had been operational for a long time until it was suspended in 1998.
Passenger traffic on the routes Enzeli-Baku and Baku-Enzeli over the Caspian had to be twice a week. For that purpose, the permanent representation of an Iranian shipping company owning a ship to run between the two ports should have been established in Azerbaijan.
"However, this matter still remains unclear," the source said.