Russia-Azerbaijan Rail Freight Volume up 31.5%: Official


The volume of rail freight transportation between Russia and Azerbaijan amounted to 6,240 tons in 2019, while in 2018 and 2017 this indicator was 4,744 tons and 4,774 tons, respectively, the chairman of Azerbaijan Railways has said, according to AzerNews.

According to Javid Gurbanov, this type of transportation increased by 31.5 percent in 2019 compared to 2018, and compared to 2017 – by 30.7 percent.

The Aerbaijan Railways chairman met this week with a delegation led by the Minister of Economic Development of Russia’s Rostov Region, Maxim Papushenko.

Gurbanov emphasized that Azerbaijan’s cooperation with Russia in the railway sector is at a high level.

The development of international transport corridors passing through the territory of Azerbaijan was also discussed at the meeting.

Gurbanov said that there are vast opportunities for cooperation in the transport and transit sectors, informing the minister that the volume of cargo transportation in Azerbaijan and Russia increased by more than 30 percent in 2019.

The chairman informed Papushenko about comprehensive measures in the direction of turning the country into a transport center of the region, as well as in the direction of reconstruction of railway infrastructure due to its geographical location.

Papushenko noted the important role of the North-South and East-West transport corridors in strengthening the transport potential of both countries.

Speaking about the economic opportunities of the region, the minister expressed interest in the transportation of import, export and transit goods through international transport routes.

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