Baku, Azerbaijan, March 28
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkmenistan has made a 20-percent discount to Turkey for cargo transportation through the Caspian Sea, Istanbulhaber online newspaper quoted Fatih Sener, executive director of Turkish International Transporters' Association, as saying March 28.
Sener noted that Turkmenistan's government made a decision on a discount on March 25.
Earlier, Sener told Trend that Turkey can increase the cargo transportation with ro-ro vessels from Azerbaijan to Turkmenistan bypassing Iran.
It was earlier reported that Azerbaijan has reduced the cost of cargo transportation with large-capacity vehicles to Kazakhstan's Aktau and Turkmenistan's Turkmenbashi ports by around 40 percent. It was the result of simplifying the transit procedures and reducing the tariffs for cargo transportation to these ports.
As many as 1,582 trucks were sent to Central Asia from Turkey through Azerbaijan's territory in January-February of 2016, or 7.3 times more than in the same period in 2015.
Edited by SI
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