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Asia-Pacific countries complete trial project on container cargo transportation [PHOTO]

10 August 2022 14:15 (UTC+04:00)
Asia-Pacific countries complete trial project on container cargo transportation [PHOTO]

By Sabina Mammadli

A trial option of a digital platform for container transport between Asia-Pacific countries through railway operators is ready, Azernews reports via ADY Container under Azerbaijan Railways CJSC.

The discussion of the project occurred during a meeting of railway operators of the international multimodal route of Asia-Pacific countries - China-Kyrgyzstan- Uzbekistan-Turkmenistan-Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkiye-Europe held in Baku.

Talking at the meeting, Deputy Chairman of the Azerbaijani Railways Iqbal Huseynov noted that the cooperation between railway administrators of participating countries increases the magnetism of the route.

"It is vital to combine efforts to attract cargoes to the route, accelerate the operational solution of emerging problems," he added.

In his view, a trial version of the digital platform, designed to ensure an increase in the efficiency of cargo transportation along the corridor and optimize operations, is ready.

“The implementation of the platform developed by UNISER cargo handling company, specializing in this sector, in test mode is commencing," Huseynov explained.

Further, in the format of the meeting, they discussed a webpage on which the information about the route will be posted. The participants in the meeting stressed the necessity of creating a consortium with the participation of the parties to improve the efficiency of the route and decided to continue discussions in this direction.

To recap, the International multimodal route of the Asia-Pacific countries - China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan-Turkmenistan-Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey-Europe was established in 2019 with the participation of the Azerbaijan Railways Company and state railway agencies of the respective nations.

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Sabina Mammadli is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow her on Twitter: @SabinaMmdl

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