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Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan Discuss Trans-Caspian International Transport Corridor Project

Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan discuss Trans-Caspian International Transport Corridor project

Source: Port of Baku
Baku, Azerbaijan (PortSEurope) August 28, 2020 – Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan have discussed joint projects related to Trans-Caspian International Transport Corridor (TITR), reported Azerbaijan Railway. Azerbaijan Railway and Kazakhstan Railway discussed the pilot project on creation of the digital corridor in the Trans Caspian International Transport Corridor, with a paperless execution of documents during cargo transportation. Moreover, the tariffs for carriage of coal cargoes along the
Trans Caspian International Transport Corridor were determined and these tariffs will be in force until the end of 2020. The Trans-Caspian International Transport Route (TITR), also known as the Middle Corridor, combines the countries participating in the new 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. TITR allows European companies to bypass Russia, which until now sanctions the transit of certain types of goods through the country. A number of Russian entities are under sanctions from the international community following Russia’s annexation of the Crimea in 2014. The importance of this route was underlined with the inclusion of Georgia and Azerbaijan in the European Union (EU) TEN-T network. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2020. —

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