A train of 49 tanks (fuel oil) from Karasu (Kyrgyzstan) arrived in Batumi (Georgia) via an international multimodal route through Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan.
According to the Uzbekistan Railways Joint-Stock Company, the train proceeded through the territory of Uzbekistan in 33 hours, instead of the planned 36.
Until today, this is the second train sent to Batumi from Karasu via Uzbekistan after the successful pilot shipment of cargo. Another consignment is being prepared for shipment along the international multimodal route.
In December 2019, a meeting of the railway leaders of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan took place in Tashkent. The parties agreed to launch an international multimodal route between the five countries in the first quarter of 2020, noting the route will significantly increase the volume of trade not only between the countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus, but also with other European and Asian states.
The participants established common transit tariff rates, as well as created a coordination committee chaired by the Transport Minister of Uzbekistan.