Review of transport sector in Azerbaijan (January-November 2015)

Some events are related to the Azerbaijani transport sector during the reporting period:

- A Sheki-Gakh section of the Sheki-Gakh-Zagatala highway was put into operation after reconstruction. The Sheki-Gakh highway is located on the southern slope of the Greater Caucasus mountain range. It is part of one of the major tourist destinations of the country. Some 26 kilometers of a 35 kilometer road accounted for the territory of Sheki district, 9 kilometers - Gakh district. The main advantage of the road is that it covers 22 settlements with a population of 39,000 people. The width of the two-lane road of the third technical grade is 12 meters.

Azerbaijan has been rapidly completing the project to bring two additional lanes of two sections of the Baku-Alat-Georgian border highway to the first technical category through construction. The length of the Hajigabul-Kurdamir first section (120-200 km) is 80 kilometers, the Kurdamir-Ujar-Yevlakh-Terter second section - (200-287 and 805-km) - 87.8 kilometers. The width of both sections of the highway is 27.5 meters, the number of lanes - 4. In general, 85 percent of the planned work has been completed.

The Baku Shipyard LLC has constructed one of three passenger vessels upon the order of the Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company CJSC.

The other two vessels will be ready by late April 2017.

"The ships' cases are made of steel, while the upper structures are made of aluminum," said the message. "The use of lightweight materials and the installation of two main engines 1,895 kW each will allow ships to pick up speed up to 40 kilometers per hour. It is twice more than the current speed of the vessels. At the same time, new ships will be able to take up to 10 tons of cargo. This will ensure a more rapid and convenient delivery of oil workers and cargo to offshore platforms."

Some 334 trucks and 728 motor cars were produced at the Nakhchivan and Ganja automobile plants in January-November 2015.

Azerbaijan imported 25,647 vehicles in January-November 2015 compared to 56,804 vehicles in the same period of 2014, the Azerbaijani State Customs Committee said in its statistics report.

The report said that cars and motor vehicles accounted for 22,746 of the total number of vehicles imported to the country in the eleven months of 2015.

Moreover, Azerbaijan imported 1,871 trucks in January-November 2015 (4,580 trucks for eleven months of 2014). The remaining part of the import accounted for other types of vehicles.

Large transport and logistics operators of Azerbaijan, Turkey, Kazakhstan and Georgia have agreed on creating consortium for cargo transportation from China to Europe.

The agreement was reached during the presentation of opportunities and prospects for the Trans-Caspian transport route "China-Turkey-Europe" in Istanbul.

The founders of the consortium will be Chinese Minsheng Logistics, Kazakh KTZ Express, Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping, Azerbaijan's Karvan Logistics company and Georgian Trans Caucasus Terminals.

Reportedly, the Turkish side will be represented in the consortium as an associated member.

Once created, the consortium will enable to speed up and coordinate the work on transporting goods from China to Europe.

The Trans-Caspian international transport route runs through China, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey, and then - to Europe. The first test container train from China arrived at Baku International Sea Trade Port on this route in early August.

The Azerbaijani transport sector carried 203.7 million tons of cargo in January-November 2015 or by 0.5 percent more than in the same period of 2014, according to the Azerbaijani State Statistics Committee's report as of January-November 2015 said.

According to a report, the volume of non-oil cargo increased by 1.7 percent, reaching 147.6 million metric tons in January-November.

Around 80.2 percent of the total volume of goods transported accounted for the private sector during this period.

Some 61.9 percent of all cargo were transported by vehicles, 27.4 percent - by pipelines, 7.7 percent - by railway, 3 percent - by ships.

Some 1.713 billion people used passenger transport in January-November, which is 3.5 percent more than in the same period of 2014. Most of the passengers were transported by vehicles (88 percent) and metro (11.8 percent).

Automobile transport takes the lion share in the transport field of the country. Some 125.9 million tons of cargo were transported by vehicles, which is 7 percent more than in the same period of 2014.

The volume of passenger transportation hit 1.508 billion people (a 3.6 percent growth). Some 96.1 percent of the passengers were transported by buses and 3.9 percent - by cars.

Freight turnover by vehicles increased by 7 percent during the reporting period, while passenger turnover - by 3.6 percent.

Some 15.7 million tons of cargo were transported by railway in January-November 2015 compared to 19.8 million tons in the same period of 2014.

On average, the number of loaded carriages made up 405 and unloaded - 447. Average daily load of carriages in the northern direction is 16,500 tons and in western direction 4,700 tons and southern direction - 2,000 tons.

Around 6.2 million tons of cargo were transported by ships during this period compared to 9 million tons in the same period of 2014. All cargo accounted for international operations. The volume of goods handled in Azerbaijani ports amounted to 7.9 million tons in January-November 2015.

Some 66.4 percent of cargo shipping fell to oil and oil products. The volume of international transit cargo handled in the ports hit 94.2 percent. As of December 1, 2015, around 113,800 tons of import cargo left in the ports for transportation.

Some 42 million tons of oil were transported via main oil pipelines in January-November. Some 75.9 percent or 31.9 million tons of oil accounted for BTC.

Some 5.2 million tons of transit oil were transported via the BTC in January-November.

Gas transportation via main gas pipelines made up 19.2 billion cubic meters in January-November or by 2.4 percent less than in the same period of 2014. Some 31.3 percent of the transported gas fell to the South Caucasus Pipeline. Some 6 billion cubic meters of gas were transported via this pipeline.

Some 1.7 million passengers were transported by air transport in January-November which is 2.2 percent more than in the same period of 2014. Some 0.5 percent of shipment by this kind of transport fell to private sector.

Some 202 million people were transported by metro (a 3.5 percent growth) compared to the same period of 2014.

Some 43.5 million metric tons of cargo were transported through the Eurasian transport corridor TRACECA (Europe-Caucasus-Asia) in January-October compared to 48 million metric tons in the same period of 2014, the Azerbaijani State Statistics Committee said.

Around 58.2 percent of the total volume of transported cargo fell to vehicles, 29.9 percent - railway, 11.9 percent - ships. Some 18.4 percent of transported cargo accounted for transit goods.

Kazakhstan to pay special attention to exploring new groundwater deposits
Kazakhstan to pay special attention to exploring new groundwater deposits
Kazakhstan's export to S.Korea plummets twofold during COVID-19
Kazakhstan's export to S.Korea plummets twofold during COVID-19
Uzbek manufacturer of home appliances expands its presence in Kazakhstan
Uzbek manufacturer of home appliances expands its presence in Kazakhstan
Loading Bars
Latest
Azerbaijan's labor minister talks pension applications withdrawn during 1H2020
Iran's government disagrees with proposal to introduce commodity rationing
Turkey discloses 1H2020 cargo shipment via its Bandirma port
Unloading point created at Georgian section of BTK railway
Supply by banks at Azerbaijan's CBA deposit auction considerably tops demand
Former EBRD President Chakrabarti talks economic development of Uzbekistan
Kazakhstan to pay special attention to exploring new groundwater deposits
Georgia reveals number of foreigners registered for long-term trip to country
Azerbaijani Ipek Yolu insurance company ends 1H2020 with profit
Cargo transshipment from France via Turkish ports in 1H2020 revealed
SOCAR Petroleum explains reasons of increasing gasoline prices
Georgia builds plant to produce frozen confectionery
Turkey reveals data on aluminum hydroxide shipment via its ports in 1H2020
Azerbaijani-Turkish joint military forces hold next stage of tactical exercises (FOTO/VIDEO)
Uzbekistan's Kafolat Insurance Company offers new types of insurance
Iran's export to Iraq increases
Zara owner Inditex pledges support for fashion supply chain as coronavirus bites
Kazakhstan's export to S.Korea plummets twofold during COVID-19
Georgia implementing project on rehabilitation of Shatili approach road
Turkish BOTAS discloses volume of oil shipment from Ceyhan terminal
New Russian goods delivered to Azerbaijan since early 2020 named
Georgia welcomes first international tourists in country amid coronavirus pandemic
Uzbek manufacturer of home appliances expands its presence in Kazakhstan
Russia's activity at Turkmen State Commodity Exchange in July 2020
Fitch: Uzbekistan likely to sell minority stakes in Qishloq Qurilish Bank, Xalq Bank
Agroindustry & Food Security Agency of Uzbekistan announces tender to purchase tractor
Kazakhstan’s QAZAQ AIR launching flights to country's Alakol lake
68 political parties apply for participation in parliamentary elections in Georgia
Prices of Azerbaijani oil marginally grow
TABIB chairman talks likely problems to be caused by coronavirus in autumn
Volume of cotton yarn sold at Turkmen State Commodity Exchange for July 2020 revealed
BP will need to offload assets that are not high-grade
Iranian president expects economic breakthrough in the coming week
TABIB: Azerbaijan uses only half of modular hospitals to treat COVID-19 infected persons
SOCAR Trading submits lowest bid for another LNG supply to Pakistan
Azerbaijani microentrepreneurs to receive lump sum payment
Gold price spikes in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijani president expresses condolences to president of Lebanon
Azerbaijan confirms 492 more COVID-19 recoveries
Azerbaijani MFA: UN General Assembly's special session on COVID-19 pandemic continues
Lapis Lazuli corridor to improve cargo transportation with Turkmenistan - Georgian ministry
Azerbaijani MP: Global dynamics of coronavirus spread requires caution
Film glorifying Armenian fascist Garegin Nzhdeh shot in Bulgaria (VIDEO)
Kazakhstan's July 2020 oil output in line with OPEC+ agreement
Parliament Committee: Azerbaijan to take serious steps to prevent deepening economic crisis
Dated Brent to struggle to stay above $40/b for remainder of Q3
Azerbaijani parliament adopts amendments related to social security expenses in first reading
Azerbaijani currency rates for August 5
Azerbaijani labor ministry reveals amount of pension payments in 2020
Kazakhstan’s Pavlodar refinery opens tender to buy engines
UNDP in Turkmenistan opens tender to design website, mobile application
Turkmen Ministry of Textile opens tender for chemical fiber production
Kazakhstan’s Mangistaumunaigaz to pay dividends as of 2019
State Statistics Committee of Azerbaijan studying international practice to raise transparency in mining industry
Uzbekistan, Belarus expanding cooperation via trading platforms
Azerbaijan's Finance Minister reveals oil price forecast for 2H2020
Azerbaijani parliament adopts amendments to 2020 state budget in first reading
Cargo transportation between Georgia, Turkmenistan growing despite COVID-19
Uzbekistan provides additional financial support to citizens
Georgia opens new refrigeration facility for storing vegetables
Azerbaijan state budget revenues to decline - finance minister
Uzbekistan launches production of medical overalls made of antiviral fabric
Kazakhstan's FlyArystan launching new flights on domestic routes
National Bank of Georgia cuts refinancing rate
Azerbaijan's finance minister talks 1H2020 expenses in state budget
Kazakhstan’s Almaty Power Stations JSC opens tender to buy paints
TAP issues invitation to tender for ‘Supply of Gas for Operational Purposes’
Virgin Atlantic Airways seeks U.S. Chapter 15 bankruptcy protection
Peter Tase: Open Society Foundations' headquarters in Armenia - real political risk for Caucasus region
Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan to hold online textile business forum
Uzbekistan develops livestock breeding in Tashkent region
Uzbekistan constructing pipeline to supply gas to GTL plant
Iran to build first bio refinery in country
SOCAR Turkey’s Bursagas reveals plans by late 2020
Turkmenistan reveals volume of its oil transit through Russia
Turkmenistan announces auction for sale of state property
SOCAR Turkey’s Kayserigaz actively implementing gas supply projects
Uzbekistan to modernize Samarkand International Airport
Azerbaijan's Finance Ministry to allocate funds for amendments to state budget
Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry expresses condolences to Lebanon
Volume of Turkmenistan's aviation kerosene delivery to Georgia announced
Belarus to expand supplies of agricultural machinery to Uzbekistan
Turkmenistan to send more humanitarian aid to Afghanistan
Georgia reports 15 new cases of COVID-19
Foreign Ministry: No info on casualties among Azerbaijani citizens from explosion in Lebanon's Beirut
Uzbekistan reveals its COVID-19 data for August 5
Deputy minister: Changes in Azerbaijani state budget will not negatively affect population
Uzbekistan, Int'l Fund for Agricultural Development ink financing agreement
Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan 36 times
Iran to produce low emission cars
Azerbaijani parliament discusses amendments to social expenses in state budget
Refining sector demand for hydrogen will continue to rise over coming decade
UK car sales rise 11% in first full month of dealership reopenings
Chinese mainland reports 27 new confirmed COVID-19 cases
Beirut blast leaves 48 UN employees injured — spokesman
Turkey reveals data on six-month cargo transshipment via its Antalya port
Cargo shipment from Saudi Arabia via Turkish ports in 1H2020 disclosed
Kazakhstan reveals its trade indicators with Turkey
Zarif sympathizes with Lebanon over deadly blast
Azerbaijan reveals revenues from half-year export of fruits, vegetables
All news