Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 8 / Trend , E.Ismayilov/
On Oct. 28, the sea passenger transport will be restored between the Iranian port of Anzali and Azerbaijani port of Baku, the source at the Baku International Sea Trade Port said on Oct. 8.
"We are talking about the resumption of maritime passenger transport between the Caspian port of Iran and Baku port. First, passenger traffic will be restored between the ports of Anzali and Baku. [...] Thus, according to the Iranian side, the first trip will take place on Oct. 28," the source said.
He said the passenger line has operated for a long period of time, and was temporarily suspended in 1998. Its resumption was negotiated between the state agencies of Iran and Azerbaijan.
The Anzali-Baku and Baku-Anzali passenger trips via the Caspian Sea will be carried out twice a week. In this regard, the Permanent Mission of Iran's shipping company that owns the vessel, which will operate between the two ports, will be founded in Azerbaijan. "The vessel is comfortable with a capacity of 150 passengers," the source added.
The Iranian side also plans to continue to carry out transportation to Baku from other Iranian Caspian ports of Amirabad and Nowshahr.
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