The first train with cargo arrived in Georgia through Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- The first freight train formed in the Republic of Kyrgyzstan on 21 July 2020 left the city of Karasu (Kyrgyzstan) to Batumi (Georgia). Through a multimodal corridor in transit through Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Azerbaijan, a train of 49 tanks (fuel oil) through the territory of Uzbekistan proceeded in 33 hours, instead of the planned 36.
The pilot shipment of cargo through Uzbekistan was successful, and until today another freight train was sent to Batumi from Karasu, which included 48 tanks (fuel oil). The next consignment is being prepared for shipment along this multimodal transit corridor.
In Tashkent on 19-20 December 2019, the first meeting of the railway leaders of five countries took place - Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
During the meeting, participants agreed on the importance of developing the international multimodal route "Asia-Pacific countries - China - Kyrgyzstan - Uzbekistan - Turkmenistan - Azerbaijan - Georgia - Europe" and vice versa, with the development of common approaches for accelerating the passage of container trains and applying standardized tariffs, which will significantly increase the volume of trade not only between the countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus, but also with other states of the European and Asian continent.