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Azerbaijan's cargo transportation via TRACECA hits 6.6m tons

23 April 2021 10:00 (UTC+04:00)
Azerbaijan's cargo transportation via TRACECA hits 6.6m tons

By Ayya Lmahamad

The volume of cargo transportation in the Azerbaijani section of the transport corridor Europe-Caucasus-Asia (TRACECA) amounted to 6.6 million tons in the first two months of 2021, Azertag has reported.

During the reported period, 3.7 million tons or 55.9 percent of the cargo transportation was carried out by automobiles, 2.2 million tons or 33.4 percent by rail and 714,000 tons or 10.7 percent by the sea.

Moreover, the share of transit cargoes in the total volume of freight traffic along TRACECA corridor amounted to 1.5 million tons or 22.8 percent during the reported period.

It should be noted that in 2020, TRACECA transported 35.5 million tons of cargo through Azerbaijan, including 7.5 million tons or 21.2 percent of transit cargo.

Established in 1993, TRACECA is an international transport programme involving the European Union and 12 member states of the Eastern European, Caucasian and Central Asia region (Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan).

The programme aims to provide assistance to restore the transport infrastructure of the newly-independent states of the South Caucasus and Central Asia, create the shortest transport corridor connecting Europe and Asia and thereby integrate the region into the West.

The Europe-Caucasus-Asia transport corridor connects Frankfurt (Germany) with Shanghai (China).

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Ayya Lmahamad is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow her on Twitter: @AyyaLmahamad

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