Partnership in transport became more active in Central Asia amidst the pandemic

Partnership in transport became more active in Central Asia amidst the pandemic

The growth of volumes of transport transportations and increase in the value of transport in world economy were predicted by experts for a long time already. However the pandemic has considerably accelerated these processes of calculation and today the transport branch by profitableness and urgency has overtaken all spheres, including and the “omnipotent” fuel and energy complex.

It especially visually is visible in the light of Central Asia, in particular, Turkmenistan. According to the statistical data, for January-August, 2020 volumes of cargoes transported by rail, in export directions from Turkmenistan to Azerbaijan, Afghanistan and Kazakhstan have considerably increased. As compared with the similar period of the last year, the growth of volumes of transported cargoes in these directions has made accordingly 955, 173 and 125 per cent.

For this period import to Turkmenistan has made up 128 and 152 per cent from Afghanistan and Uzbekistan accordingly. Also, the growth of volumes of cargo transportation by the Lapis lazuli transport corridor (Azerbaijan – Turkmenistan – Afghanistan) for 8 months of the current year has made up 186 per cent.

The data on container transportations by the route Uzbekistan – Turkmenistan – Azerbaijan also impress. The growth of quantity of containers transported by rail through feeder service between the Caspian ports of Turkmenbashi and Baku has made up 22 400 per cents.

As experts consider, sharp activization of transport cooperation in the region is caused by the organisation of feeder services between ports Turkmenbashi and Baku, and also a flexible tariff policy which gives benefits to consignors, consignees and transit states.

Nury Amanov