By Ayya Lmahamad
ADY Express LLC, a subsidiary of Azerbaijan Railways CJSC, which operates the Astara cargo terminal in Iran, increased the volume of cargo transportation, the company has reported.
During 2020, the volume of cargo transported at the Astara terminal amounted to 422,100 tons or 8,918 wagons, which is an increase by 16 percent compared to the corresponding period of 2019. It should be noted that the volume of cargo transportation in 2019 amounted to 363,842 tons.
Moreover, on average, the daily cargo transportation volume amounted to 1,384 tons or 29 wagons at the Astara cargo terminal in 2020.
The main types of cargo transported were wood and wood products with 37 percent of total volume, construction materials with 20 percent (cement, clinker, tiles, etc.), fruits and vegetables with 13 percent, containers with 11 percent, cereals with 8 percent (barley, grain, wheat and lentils) and other goods with 11 percent.
Additionally, during the last year, 75 percent of cargo was transit cargo transported through the territory of Azerbaijan.
ADY Express LLC has been set up considering Azerbaijan’s role as a major transit country due to high demand of railway freight services. The company provides online services to forwarders and large cargo owners to attract and increase volume of transit cargo passing through the country.
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