Expansion of Turkmen-Azerbaijani maritime cargo transportation discussed in Baku

The increase in the volume of freight traffic between Central Asia and Europe, as well as the possibility of expanding mutually beneficial cooperation in the field of maritime transport between Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan, were discussed on Monday in Baku by the experts of the two. The Turkmen delegation, which arrived on a business visit to the Azerbaijani capital, is headed by the head of the department of the Ministry of Trade and Foreign Economic Relations of Turkmenistan Murad Muradov. According to the Azerbaijani press, the parties held talks on the territory of the Baku International Sea Trade Port. The visitors got acquainted with the technical capabilities of the modern harbor, current and planned infrastructure projects. The guests were provided with information on the volume of cargo transported through the water "gates" of Azerbaijan, the world's leading ports with which Azerbaijani transport workers cooperate, as well as logistics corporations interested in mutual partnership. During the meeting, the Turkmen delegation was presented with a project for the construction of the second part of the Baku Sea Port, developed by the Dutch company Royal HaskoningDHV. The plan is expected to be ready by the middle of the year. To date, the throughput of the Baku Seaport is 15 million tons per year. The implementation of the Dutch project, according to experts, will increase the volume of cargo traffic passing through the port up to 25 million tons. For these purposes, funds have already been allocated, the report says.

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