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Baku-Tbilisi-Karsi Route to Drive Cargo Turnover Growth in Georgia

As part of ARGUS Caspian and Black Sea Transport Corridor 2018 Forum the agency analyst talks about Georgia’s transit potential with BM.GE.

Key interest is related to dry cargo transportation from Asia to Europe via BTK railroad, he said. Krishtalov noted that the Caspian-Black Sea transport corridor is especially interesting for China, which will be able to transport cargo to Turkey and Europe through BTK route, he said. 

Baku-Tbilisi-Karsi railroad will drive cargo turnover growth in Georgia. Expected volume is 5 million tons, initially, but the workload may hit even 17 million tons in about 5-10 years”, Kirshtalov said.

We should realize that to attain desirable results we need several years, financial resources and engagement and readiness of companies, Evgeni Krishtalov noted.

“Georgia and Azerbaijan have geographical advantage and they are able to offer their own infrastructural resources to other countries for transit purposes without rude competition with other countries”, he noted.