Major freight carrier in Azerbaijan plans to operate railcars on BTK in 2019
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 4
By Sara Israfilbayova - Trend:
ASE Express, a major cargo carrier in Azerbaijan, is considering the possibility of operating four to five railway cars on the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) rail route in 2019, the head of the freight transportation department of the company, Hunar Ashrafzade told Trend.
Ashrafzade noted that presently, the company prefers international road transport (TIR).
"Nevertheless, we have high expectations from the BTK railway, and we plan to use this route actively next year," Ashrafzade said.
The official opening ceremony of the BTK railway was held in Baku Oct. 30 last year. The BTK railway was constructed on the basis a Georgian-Azerbaijani-Turkish intergovernmental agreement.
The railway’s peak capacity will be 17 million tons of cargo per year. At an initial stage, this figure will be one million passengers and 6.5 million tons of cargo.
ASE Express, OCS & UTI Worldwide Logistics company has been operating in Azerbaijan since 1994 and is the official representative of the Turkish ASE Express, Japanese OCS Overseas Courier Service and American UTI Worldwide Inc. Company. The company's network includes more than 300 offices around the world.
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