Transportation via Azerbaijan is coming to the forefront, Prime news agency reports.
According to the Russian company RZD Logistics, there is increased transportation demand in almost all directions that do not involve crossing European borders.
“Requests are coming in both for transportation of industrial cargo and consumer goods, as well as for products of the agro-industrial complex, food and medicines. We observe a twofold increase in requests for export and transit transportation through the territory of Kazakhstan and Belarus. Transportation via Azerbaijan is coming to the forefront for our clients,” the company says.
RZD Logistics also believes that on the whole there is an obvious reorientation of export cargo flows from the west to the east and south. “There is a tendency to increase export flows through the ports of the Caspian Sea and along the North-South transport corridor. This makes sense. Cargoes go to the countries with confirmed export capabilities,” the logistics operator pointed out.
According to the RZD Logistics forecasts, on the one hand, the volume of container shipments will increase in the nearest future as the tendency of containerization of different types of cargoes continues to grow. Transportation of cargoes that have been traditionally shipped by a different type of rolling stock, such as coal, timber, ore, mineral fertilizers, is also increasing.