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David Cullen, Head Of EU Neighborhood Policy & Enlargement Division Of The EU Directorate General, Visited The Port Of Baku

David Cullen, Head of EU Neighborhood Policy & Enlargement Division of the EU Directorate General, visited the Port of Baku

Source: Port of Baku
A delegation led by David Cullen, Head of the EU Directorate General’s Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Division, visited the new Port of Baku in Alat today – November 19, 2021 Welcoming the guests, General Director of Baku International Sea Trade Port CJSC Taleh Ziyadov said that Baku Port plays an important role as a transport hub between Europe and Asia due to its modern infrastructure,
capacity and location, and also plays an active role in the development and advancing the Trans-Caspian International Transport Corridor. It was also emphasized that the port closely cooperates with the European Union and since 2016, 5 TAIEX projects and 3 long-term technical assistance projects have been implemented. In this context, the exchange of experience in the field of digitalization, port operations, management, human resources, the establishment of a regional training center in the port, health and safety, and public relations. The Director General noted that the Port of Baku was awarded the EcoPorts certificate by the European Seaports Organization for the first time in 2019 and again this year. He noted that the Port of Baku is the first port on the Caspian Sea to receive the status of “Green Port”, as well as one of 30 European ports with this status. The Port of Baku also signed an agreement with the Austrian ÖBB Rail Cargo Group and the Dutch Cabooter Group to expand freight traffic from Europe to Central Asia and China via the Middle Corridor. The General Director also said that the Port of Baku has established cooperation with European companies in the field of training and exchange of experience. Was noted, that a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Port Training Center APEC of the Belgian port of Antwerp, the Fontis University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands, the Gilde Institute and Cabooter Group, the leading logistics company in the region. According to this Memorandum, representatives of the Port of Baku and Azerbaijani companies operating in the field of logistics, or those wishing to work in the field of transport, trade and logistics in general, participate in short-term and long-term training programs in these countries. Head of the EU Directorate General for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement David Cullen expressed satisfaction with the cooperation with the Port of Baku and expressed hope for further expansion of relations. Then the guests were presented with a book about the history of the Baku Port, about its present day, as well as gifts with national ornaments. Source: Port of Baku

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