By Sara Israfilbayova
ADY Express LLC, subsidiary of Azerbaijan Railways CJSC, announced the launch of a new container block train Poti/Batumi (Georgia) - Kishly station (Azerbaijan).
The train is sent three times a week and covers 900 kilometers of the track in 30 hours, according to the official website of the company.
The all-inclusive tariff for the transportation of a 20-foot container is $800, and a 40-foot container is $1,000.
ADY Express LLC was founded in 2016 to provide a full range of logistics services in line with international standards, combining rail and sea routes of Azerbaijan.
The main objective of the company is to increase the transit transportation between Europe and Asia through the territory of Azerbaijan, at the same time providing customers with convenient and cost-effective price.
Diplomatic ties between Azerbaijan and Georgia were established on November 18, 1992.
The two countries broadly cooperate in regional energy development, transportation and economic partnership projects such as Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline, Kars-Tbilisi-Baku railway, the TRACECA, and the BSEC.
The two countries closely cooperate in such spheres as education, defense, culture, and economy. Azerbaijan occupies the leading positions in the list of the largest trading partners of Georgia.
Georgian exports to Azerbaijan include cement, locomotives and other railway vehicles, mineral and chemical fertilizers, mineral waters, strong drinks, glass and glass wares, and pharmaceuticals, among other things.
Azerbaijan mainly exports to Georgia oil and petroleum products, natural gas, plastic wares, furniture and building constructions.
The trade turnover between Azerbaijan and Georgia amounted to $123.98 million in January-March 2017, according to Azerbaijan’s State Customs Committee.
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