Transit Freight Transportation Increased by 33.8%
2017 November 10 ( Friday ) 13:33:50
Baku / 10.11.17 / Turan: For the first nine months of this year, 7 million 386.3 thousand tons of transit cargo was transported via the Azerbaijan section of the TRACECA transport corridor, which is one third (1,871,000 tons) higher than the index for the comparable period of 2016, the State Statistics Committee reported.
The structure of transit cargo is not disclosed. It"s no secret that the lion's share of these cargoes is crude oil, which flows through the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline. During the eight months of this year, 4.8 million tons of transit oil was pumped through this pipeline.
Azerbaijan attaches great hopes to the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway connection to increase the flow of goods on its territory from China to Europe. But the government estimates that 3 million tons of Chinese goods will be delivered to Turkey by this railway in the fifth year of exploitation, and 608 million tons will be delivered in the eighth year. According to the forecasts of Turkey, by 2030 the freight flow in the direction of Europe on this railway can reach 17 million tons per year. ----08D