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Middle Corridor (TITR)

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.
Ports Europe: Updated October 24, 2022

China Railway and port of Baku discuss Middle Corridor

Baku, Azerbaijan (Ports Europe) July 17, 2024 – The management of the Baku International Sea Trade Port (BISTP) and a delegation of Chinese railway...

Bulgaria and Georgia to resume railway ferry line across Black Sea

Tbilisi, Georgia (Ports Europe) July 15, 2024 – Bulgaria and Georgia will resume the railway ferry line between the two countries that was stopped two years...

Organization of Turkic States supports regaional trade corridors

Karabakh, Azerbaijan (Ports Europe) July 10, 2024 – The Organization of Turkic States held a summit last weekend in Karabakh, Azerbaijan. The presidents...

China started regular truck service to Europe via Middle Corridor

Kurik, Kazakhstan (Ports Europe) July 6, 2024 – China has begun the regular lorries cargo service via the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route...

Romanian, Kazak rail companies sign Middle Corridor MoU

Astana, Kazakhstan (Ports Europe) June 28, 2024 – KTZ Express and Romania’s state-owned rail freight operator CFR Marfa have signed a Memorandum of...

U.S. ambassador to Georgia comments on Anaklia port project

Tbilisi, Georgia (Ports Europe) June 19, 2024 – The U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia, has published the text of an interview given by Robin L. Dunnigan,...

Caspian Middle Corridor Conference – London, June 11, 2024

London, United Kingdom (Ports Europe) June 3, 2024 – The Caspian Policy Centre (CPC) is organising the event “Caspian Middle Corridor...

How To Maximize The Middle Corridor – Caspian Policy Center

Washington, USA (Ports Europe) May 31, 2024 – Earlier this month, the Caspian Policy Center hosted “The 8th Annual Trans-Caspian Forum: How to Maximize...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Kazakhstan, Turkey to agree on multimodal cargo transportation

Aktau, Kazakhstan (Ports Europe) April 19, 2024 – Kazakhstan and Turkey are to ratify an intergovernmental agreement on international multimodal cargo...

Eco-journalists from different countries visited the Port of Baku

Baku, Azerbaijan (Ports Europe) April 16, 2024 – A group of eco-journalists from Canada, Germany, Netherlands, Italy and the United Kingdom visited the...

Turkmenbashi announces 50% discount on all transit cargo transportation

Turkmenbashi, Turkmenistan (Ports Europe) April 8, 2024 – Turkmenbashi International Seaport has announced a 50% discount on all types of transit cargo....

Eurasian Development Bank sees regional infrastructure needs

Moscow, Russia (Ports Europe) April 5, 2024 – Last month, the Eurasian Development Bank (EDB) published a report entitled “Infrastructure in...

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