Turkmenistan has reduced the cost of permits for carriers of transit cargo in multimodal transport, Turkmen Association of Logistics (Türkmen Logistika Assosiasiýasy) reported on its official website on Thursday.
According to the information, the state enterprise Türkemenulaggözegçilik (Turkmen Transport Control) has announced discounts for issuing permits and international transport consignment note СМР for vehicles transporting transit cargo from the railway station or cargo yard of Turkmenistan to other countries:
- The cost of registration of CMP is 100 manat;
- Cost of Permit for owners of trucks to transport cargo from third countries to Turkmenistan and loading cargo on the vehicle in Turkmenistan - 100 manat.
Discounts apply to goods in transit arriving by sea or rail at Turkmenistan's freight yard or first railway station.
Earlier, fees for foreign vehicles arriving at Turkmenistan's railway stations or freight yards to unload transit cargo were also reduced from $250 to $100.
All of these measures will allow carriers to use railway terminals and freight yards on the Turkmen side of the border to transship cargo from one mode of transport to another and remove potential barriers to obtaining permits for road transport to third countries.