1st container train to be launched via Poti-Baku-Actau-Almati route on 24 Dec

Business Materials 7 December 2005 17:58 (UTC +04:00)

The first container train will be launched via the Poti-Baku-Actau-Almati route from Poti port on 24 December 2005, the Georgian Railway Ltd said.

The decision was made on the results of the 5-6 December meeting of the working group of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Georgia with participation of representatives of the Baku International Trade Port, Caspian Shipping Company and Bulgarian railway.

The train will run twice in a week.

Bulgaria voiced interest in joining the project.

The Georgian Railway Ltd thinks that the project will assist to the competitiveness of the TRACECA transport corridor and development of ferry transportation, Novosti-Gruziya reports.