More than 0.6 million tons of cargo were shipped from the stations of the northern railways along the North-South international transport corridor (ITC) in 2022. Compared to the previous year, the volume of shipments in this direction has increased by 36.3%, Interfax-Russia news outlet reported on Monday.
Particularly, 448,000 tons of cargo were shipped along the western branch of ITC (through Azerbaijan) (+18.5%), along the eastern branch (through Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan) - 130,000 tons of cargo (2 times more). At the same period, 26.6 thousand tons of cargo were shipped through the ports of the Caspian Sea (an increase of more than 14 times).
In December last year, a container train with timber was sent from Chovyu station of the Northern Railway along the western branch of the North-South ITC to Iran.
The train, consisting of 62 containers, passed through the Russian border crossing Samur and then through Azerbaijan to Astara station and from there by road to Iran.