Freight traffic via TRACECA’s Azerbaijan section up
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 16
By Maksim Tsurkov – Trend:
Azerbaijani section of the Eurasian transport corridor TRACECA (Europe-Caucasus-Asia) saw transportation of 35.08 million tons of cargoes in January-August 2017, which is 5.5 percent more than in the same period of 2016, said a report by Azerbaijan’s State Statistics Committee.
According to the report, 62 percent of the total cargo was transported by vehicles, 24.4 percent was transported by railway and 13.6 percent was transported by ships.
The report said that 18.9 percent of the transported cargo accounted for transited goods.
TRACECA is an international cooperation program in the field of transportation between the EU and partner countries in Eastern Europe, South Caucasus and Central Asia. The organization has a permanent secretariat in Baku.
TRACECA member states are Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Moldova, Romania, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Iran.
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