(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 12. The leadership of the
Transport Corridor Europe Caucasus Asia (TRACECA) will conduct
study tour on opportunities to increase trade along the Central
Asia-European Union (EU) route through the Caspian Sea and Black
Sea ports, the TRACECA told Trend .
According to the source, the project will last from May 16 to
'The study tour, which will cover Aktau (Kazakhstan), Baku
(Azerbaijan), Tbilisi and Batumi (Georgia), will be attended by
delegations from Central Asian countries, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria,
Georgia and Turkey. This event will be supported by the USAID's
Trade Central Asia activity and in close cooperation with
KazLogistics, Union of Transport Workers of Kazakhstan,' TRACECA
Central Asian governments have recently placed great focus on
increasing the cargo traffic via the Caspian Sea, as carriers
encounter growing problems in moving their goods through previously
used transit routes.
'Over 40 representatives from customs and state bodies of
Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey and
Uzbekistan, as well as members of the Central Asia Transport and
Logistics Partnership will visit the ports of the Caspian Sea in
Alyat and Kuryk and the Batumi port on the Black Sea to study the
ports' pricing policy, conduct analytics and get acquainted with
processes thereby facilitating the development of recommendations
and further simplifying procedures,' TRACECA stated.
Moreover, representatives of state bodies, national associations
of road carriers, logistics companies and freight forwarders,
seaports and shipping companies from Azerbaijan, Georgia and
Central Asia, directly involved in international road transport
will attend the event. Participants from Bulgaria and Turkey are
invited to familiarize themselves with the possibilities of
international road transport through their territories.
- EU-Central Asia
- road transport
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