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Transport Corridor

The creation and operations of international rail, road and sea routes, co-ordinated to transport cargo long distances, usually international and designed to benefit all participating countries. For example, the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route (TITR), also known as the Middle Corridor; and the European Union’s Ten-T network.

An area where one or more modes of transport operate and share a common course and specifics of freight transportation. Transport corridors can generate wider economic benefits and costs through their effects on a potentially diverse set of development outcomes.

This topic is key for ports in Southern Europe, the Caspian Sea and Central Asia – developing trade between Europe and Asia.

Turkey supports Via Carpatia, a Three Sea initiative

Ankara, Turkey (Ports Europe) May 27, 2024 – Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Abdulkadir Uraloğlu has come out in support of the Via Carpatia...

First truck transit the route China-Kazakhstan-Azerbaijan-Georgia

Kuryk, Kazakhstan (Ports Europe) May 26, 2024 – In the first trial for the transit road transport of goods along the route...

Russia plans a new Arctic deep-water port

Belomorsk, Russia (Ports Europe) May 24, 2024 – Forced by Western sanctions, transport connection issues with its Black and Caspian seas ports and...

Bad news for jammed railway links to Russian ports

Moscow, Russia (Ports Europe) May 23, 2024 – A breakthrough in traffic volumes towards Russia’s Far East and in the southern direction (Black Sea)...

Kazakhstan adopts 2024-2028 maritime infrastructure plan

Astana, Kazakhstan (Ports Europe) May 23, 2024 – The capacity of Kazakhstan’s Caspian Sea ports of Aktau and Kuryk will be increased by +50% and container...

Caspian Policy Center hosts Middle Corridor event

Washington, United States (Ports Europe) May 21, 2024 – Today, the Caspian Policy Center (CPC) will host “The 8th Annual Trans-Caspian Forum: How...

Lithuania invited to projects in Kuryk and Aktau ports

Vilnius, Lithuania (Ports Europe) May 21, 2024 – Lithuanian investors should participate in infrastructure projects in Kazakhstan’s Caspian Sea ports...

The road to the Caspian Sea – Makhachkala port

Makhachkala, Russia (Ports Europe) May 21, 2024 – After years of delays, the project for the construction of an access road to Russia’s Caspian Sea port of...

EBRD, USAID to develop connectivity in the South Caucasus

London, United Kingdom (Ports Europe) May 19, 2024 – The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the United States Agency for...

Russia, Iran discuss the new Astraport Shipping company

Astrakhan, Russia (Ports Europe) May 17, 2024 – Representatives of Russia’s Astrakhan Region and the Iranian Consul General in Astrakhan, Mahdi...

India signed 10-year deal for Iran’s Chabahar port

Chabahar, Iran (Ports Europe) May 14, 2024 – India has signed a 10-year contract to operate Iran’s Chabahar deep water port, eight years after...

Kazakhstan receives new TEZ customs platform

Astana, Kazakhstan (Ports Europe) May 2, 2024 – Global DTC, a member of Singapore’s PSA Group, has implemented a digital solution named Tez Customs...

Russia’s desperate North-South corridor looking to Africa

Astrakhan, Russia (Ports Europe) May 1, 2024 – Russia’s sanctions-busting International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) has to be connected to...

AdSP del Mar Tirreno Centro-Settentrionale – a core EU port

Civitavecchia, Italy (Ports Europe) April 28, 2024 – Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mar Tirreno Centro-Settentrionale (AdSPMTCS – Centre-North...

Update: After Murmansk Belarus wants Russia’s Arkhangelsk port

Minsk, Belarus (Ports Europe) April 23, 2024 – Western sanctions-hit Belarus is intensifying its efforts to use the sea ports of fellow global pariah Russia....

Turkmenistan transports tomatoes to Astrakhan, new trade routes

Olya, Russia (Ports Europe) April 22, 2024 – Turkmenistan has started sending fresh tomatoes to Astrakhan port in Russia. The first delivery was a modest...

Middle Corridor might help China and Russia, but more so Europe

Rome, Italy (Ports Europe) April 21, 2024 – The European Union (EU)’s plans to upgrade the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route (TITR, Middle...

Russia pushes for corridors with Asia to bypass sanctions

Moscow, Russia (Ports Europe) April 20, 2024 – Russia is pressing ahead with the creation of two new transport corridors linking it with Asia, seeking to...

Delo Group to build terminal in Astrakhan after Putin instruction

Astrakhan, Russia (Ports Europe) April 20, 2024 – Russia’s Delo Group plans to develop transport infrastructure on the Caspian Sea, build a terminal in...

Update: Belarus multimodal port in Murmansk, Russia

Tuloma, Russia (Ports Europe) April 19, 2024 – The practical implementation of the multimodal port project for transshipment of Belarusian goods has begun in...

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