Anaklia, Georgia (PortSEurope) May 15, 2018 – Anaklia Deep Sea Port has become an associate member of the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route, called “Middle Corridor”.
“Georgia is one of the most important players of the ‘Trans-Caspian International Transit Route,” said Levan Akhvlediani, Director General of the Anaklia Development Consortium. “The existence of a deep-water port is a necessary condition for increasing the competitiveness of the middle corridor in our country. Interest in Anaklia Port has significantly increased, even though it does not yet operate and is in the early stages of construction. This again emphasises the importance of the project for both Georgia and the region as a whole.”
The Trans-Caspian International Transit Route combines the countries participating in the Silk Road project and important players of the region. Its members are leading maritime and transport companies from Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine, China and Turkey. The organisation aims to popularise the middle corridor, accelerate and simplify cargo transportation procedures between Asia and Europe, and make special preferential tariffs. Between East and West, in terms of cargo, the middle corridor helps to compete with the north-south routes.
Along with joining TITR, the Anaklia Development Consortium is already cooperating with other strategic ports of the middle corridor, such as Kurik (Kazakhstan), Aktau (Kazakhstan), Khorgos (Kazakhstan-China), and Baku Port (Azerbaijan).
Source: Anaklia Development Consortium
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