CASCA+ Meeting in Ashgabat Discusses Special Tariffs for Empty Containers

CASCA+ Meeting in Ashgabat Discusses Special Tariffs for Empty Containers
Meeting of the Heads of Railway Authorities of the Member States of the CASCA+ International Route, November 15, 2023, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.

The heads of railway departments from the member states of the international multimodal transport and transit route, Asia-Pacific Countries-China -Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan-Turkmenistan-Azerbaijan-Georgia-Türkiye-Europe (CASCA+) discussed the implementation of special tariffs for empty containers on all routes within the corridor, during the meeting held on Wednesday in Ashgabat.

The participating delegations from Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Türkiye, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan representing line ministries, relevant agencies, logistics companies and enterprises discussed the application of special tariffs for wagon transportation of various goods during the event. These goods included coal, fuel oil, fertilizers, sulfur, oil products, oil cake, raw sugar and meal, the Turkmen official media reports.

Furthermore, the event focused on strengthening cooperation between logistics structures, activating the transport corridor, and exchanging experiences to realize the transport potential in road, sea, rail and air transport.

It was highlighted during the event that the operators of this route aim to increase the volume of container transportation up to 30,000 containers in the current year.

 According to the message, Turkmenistan transported 9,000 containers for import, 12,000 containers for export, and 9,000 containers in transit mode on this route last year.

CASCA+ is an initiative of the state railway companies of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Türkiye and Uzbekistan, covering Central Asia, the South Caucasus and Anatolia. It is based on an international multimodal route linking Asia-Pacific countries to Europe via China and Türkiye.