Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company Talks New Transportation Mode Along Middle Corridor


(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 5. The Mercury 1 ferry vessel, which is part of the Azerbaijan Caspian shipping Company (ASCO) fleet, has transported 26 trucks from China across the Caspian Sea, traveling from Kuryk port to Baku port via the Middle Corridor, Trend reports via ASCO.

"In May, three trucks (80 tons each) were transported from China through this route in a pilot operation. Since July 3, such deliveries have become regular," ASCO stated.

ASCO emphasized that the trucks delivered to Baku continued on to Georgia, and then to Türkiye for delivery to EU countries.

"The multimodal Middle Corridor has established another way of cargo transportation on the East-West route, increasing its cargo turnover," the shipping company noted.

The Middle Corridor has been up and running since 2014, but in the past two years, it has kicked into high gear due to skyrocketing demand.

In 2023, 2.7 million tons of cargo passed through this route, representing an 86 percent growth from 2022. In 2024, the cargo flow may exceed 4 million tons.

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