Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 26
By Maksim Tsurkov - Trend:
A transport and logistics center will appear at the Kutum Station of the Privolzhskaya Railway (a subsidiary of Russian Railways) in Russia’s Astrakhan Region as part of the International North-South Transport Corridor project, the Russian media reported Jan. 26.
Representatives of the Russian Railways and the Astrakhan regional government discussed the establishment of the center with business circles from Azerbaijan.
Sergey Almeyev, head of the Privolzhskaya Railway, spoke about the prospects of delivering perishable import goods to Russia by rail. He made proposals on organization of transportation of products using the potential of the Kutum Station.
“We are ready to organize a complex cycle of transport and logistics services, in particular, provision of territory, buildings, facilities for processing and storage of products, as well as a system of privileges and discounts,” Almeyev said.
Businessmen from Azerbaijan intend to sign a multilateral agreement for mutually beneficial and long-term cooperation.
The International North-South Transport Corridor is meant to connect Northern Europe with Southeast Asia. It will serve as a link connecting the railways of Azerbaijan, Iran and Russia. At the initial stage, it is planned to transport 6 million tons of cargo per year through the corridor and 15-20 million tons of cargo in the future.