BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 21
By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:
Growth of container transport via Trans-Caspian International Transport Route (TITR) amounted to 71 percent in 2019 compared to 2018, Trend reports with reference to Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (KTZ), Kazakhstan Railways.
This was announced at the meeting of Trans-Caspian International Transport Route International Association during which the results of 2019 were reviewed.
According to Member of the Board of Directors of KTZ Sauat Mynbayev, the increase of the container transport volume is the historical record in the transportation via the Caspian Sea ports, which indicates the work coherence of the TITR members.
It was noted that the launch of the feeder route between Kazakh Aktau port and Azerbaijan’s Port of Baku in April 2019 was one of the main factors contributing to the growth. The route increased efficiency of railways use and significantly reduced the container trains' shipping time.
Plans for 2020, as well as tariffs for 2020 were agreed on during the meeting.
The Trans-Caspian International Transport Route starts from Southeast Asia and China, runs through Kazakhstan, the Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan, Georgia and further to European countries
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