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Azerbaijani project included in TRACECA investment forum's short list

[17.06.2011]

Azerbaijani project included in TRACECA investment forum's short list

Azerbaijan, Baku, June 17 / Trend E. Ismayilov /

The Baku-Boyuk Kesik railway modernization and reconstruction project was approved to be presented at the second investment forum of the TRACECA transport corridor, TRACECA national secretary from Azerbaijan Akif Mustafayev said.

He said that more than 30 projects were presented at the forum, of which 12 were approved.

The forum will be held in late 2011 and early 2012.
The project is provided within the program for railway development in Azerbaijan by 2014. It involves the reconstruction of this site. It will increase the train speed from 60-70 kilometers per hour to 120 kilometers per hour.

Mustafayev considers it appropriate to develop high-speed rail lines in Azerbaijan. It will reduce the time of passenger transportation.

"These projects are expensive, but they will be urgent in the future," Mustafayev said.

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Будет внедрена система электронной таможенной декларации

18 Июнь, 2011   

transtorg

В настоящее время в Азербайджане ведется подготовка к внедрению электронного таможенного декларирования грузов.

Как передает 1news.az, об этом заявил национальный секретарь Азербайджана в Межправительственной комиссии Международного транспортного коридора «Европа-Кавказ-Азия» (TRACECA) Акиф Мустафаев.

По его словам, в частности, соответствующими госструктурами, в том числе Государственным таможенным комитетом, проводится анализ эффективности применения данной системы и изучение зарубежного опыта.

«Думаю, что в ближайшие годы Азербайджан начнет применение электронного таможенного декларирования грузов», – сказал А. Мустафаев.

Он также отметил, что данная система станет составной частью создаваемого в Азербайджане «Электронного правительства».

«Электронное декларирование грузов успешно применяется во многих западных странах, и это значительно ускоряет прохождение грузов через таможенно-пограничные пункты», – подчеркнул А. Мустафаев.

ANN.Az

 

Azerbaijani project of railway modernization passed primary selection for TRACECA’s second investment forum

Baku, Fineko/abc.az.

Primary selection of investment projects to be included in the program of TRACECA’s second investment forum has taken place in Milan.

Today in Baku TRACECA national secretary on behalf of Azerbaijan Akif Mustafayev has reported that about 37 projects were presented for the forum and only 12 ones were selected.

" One of the main projects proposed for the forum is project of Boyuk- Kesik railway road modernization ",- Mustafayev said. The forum will take place at the end of 2011 or early 2012.

"Under the Azerbaijani project it is planned to carry out basic and routine repairs of over 300 km of road and partial replacement of electric systems. The project also implies considerable speed-up of train movement- from present 60-80 km per hour to 120 km per hour ",- Mustafayev added.

The first investment forum was held in October 2010 where the construction project of international airport in Alat was presented. Unlike other countries, Azerbaijan has presented only one project, which was recommended by the Ministry of Transport.

Although World Bank and other organizations participate in financing for "Reconstruction & modernization of infrastructure on section Baku - Boyuk Kasik within railway line Baku-Tbilisi-Kars high capital costs of the project (up to 1.5 billion manat) demand additional investments.

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TRANSPORT - AZERBAIJAN

Don’t keep the train waiting
(to be loaded on the ferry)

The Black and Caspian seas are the backbone links www.enpi-info.eu for transport connections between Asia and Europe: ferry transport and land routes are the keys to understand the Motorways of the Seas – Black Sea and Caspian Sea project. N View of Baku’s Bay. A second phase of the EU funded initiative focuses on transit and logistics: it’s time to optimize freight operations through ferry transport on the Caspian and Back Seas, and to improve the land cargo routes between them. Increasing the competitiveness of the TRACECA transport corridor, means in the end to be able to attract a higher volume of goods to be shipped from China to Europe and America.

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Akif Mustafayev, Azerbaijan’s National Secretary of the TRACECA project believes that the Black and Caspian seas are the backbone links for transport connections between Asia and Europe

This publication does not represent the ocial view of the EC or the EU institutions. The EC accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to its content.

Baku – “The Black and Caspian seas are the backbone links for transport connections between Asia and Europe: their development is of the outmost importance for the Europe-Caucasus-Asia transport corridor, or TRACECA, as it is called.  

·        Akif Mustafayev -Azerbaijan’s National Secretary of the EU’s TRACECA project, is a strong believer of the ‘Motorways of the Sea’ concept. And he’s proud to talk about the “Motorways phase 2” project, which focuses on transit and logistics. A first EU-funded “Motorways of the Seas – Black Sea and Caspian Sea” project was implemented to increase volumes and efficiency of cargo transportation. The initiative also serves as external dimension of the multi- ENPI Info Centre – Feature no. 45 modal maritime corridors of the EU Trans European Transport net- This is a series of features on projects funded by the EU’s Regional works (TEN-T) to the neighbouring countries and beyond. Programme, prepared by journalists The project was launched in 2009 and will be soon completed. Now and photographers on the ground - according to Mr. Akif Mustafayev - the cooperation continues within a or the ENPI Info Centre. new, joint and more comprehensive “Motorways of the Black and © 2011 ENPI Info Centre / EU

Don’t keep the train waiting (to be loaded on the ferry)

Caspian Seas: transit and logistics” project. As the previous one, it is technical and the participating countries themselves seek funds for concrete infrastructural projects - by means of direct government allocations or outside investments.

Improving the efficiency of ferry routes
Ferry transport and land routes, these are the keys to understanding the “Motorways of the Seas – Black Sea and Caspian Sea” project. This initiative aims at optimization of intermodal freight operations through ferry transport on the Caspian and Back Seas, and land cargo routes between them. In particular, the Baku-Aktau and Baku-Turkmenbashi at Caspian Sea, and Poti-Ilyichevsk, Poti-Varna and Poti-Constanza at the Black Sea ferry routes are concerned. Several seminars, bilateral and regional meetings with participation of all interested sides – managers of the sea ports, shipping companies, railways, government customs and transport bodies – were held within the EU-funded project during the last two years. Ways were discussed to improve the TRACECA transport corridor function and to increase its competitiveness. “The efficiency of ferry routes at the Caspian and Black seas is not satisfactory at present,” continues Akif Mustafayev, “so the project aims to improve cooperation between the main players for a better quality of cargo transportation. For example, trucks or trains should not wait to be loaded on the ferry for hours. Everything should be ready by the time of their arrival to ports,” he says. And how could this be possible? “To begin with, the displacement time diagrams of transport should be drafted jointly by the different countries and players, in order to avoid wasting time during cargo operations.” To achieve these goals, modern logistical centres are needed in the Caspian and Black Sea ports. The creation of such centres would significantly increase TRACECA’s competitiveness, Akif Mustafayev says. Currently, about 10 million containers are being shipped annually from China to Western Europe and America. But – just as an example - in 2010 only about 16,000 containers were shipped to Afghanistan via TRACECA, and even smaller were the volumes to be shipped from China to Europe and America. The attraction of at least 3-5% of these cargos would bring serious economic benefits to the TRACECA corridor.

 “The Black and Caspian seas are the backbone links for transport connections between Asia and Europe: their development is of the outmost importance for the EuropeCaucasus-Asia transport corridor”

“The project aims to improve cooperation between the main players for a better quality of cargo transportation”

 Vahid Alyev - deputy General Director of the Baku International Sea Trade Port.

Azerbaijani infrastructure developing fast
Indeed, Azerbaijan has been actively developing its transport infrastructure, which is part of the TRACECA corridor. The new 503km superhighway from Baku to the Georgian border is 75% ready and will be completed soon. Also the Azerbaijani government has enforced a new State Programme on railways system development, according to which the railway between Baku and the Georgian border will be fully modernized. The importance of this railroad system will increase after the completion of the new modern International Sea Trade Port (ISTP) in the Alat suburb, near Baku. Its construction was launched in November 2010 and it is expected to be completed in 2014. In the meantime, measures to increase cargo transportation are being applied in the current Baku International Sea Trade Port (BISTP). Vahid Aliyev, deputy General Director of the BISTP, says that 12 berths have recently been fully renovated and thus capacity of cargo transportation will increase of about 20-30%,

Baku’s international port.

ENPI Info Centre – Feature no. 45

Don’t keep the train waiting (to be loaded on the ferry)

to reach 8 million tons annually. Mr Aliyev says the capacity of the new sea port in Alat will be several times more and will exceed 60 million tons of cargo annually. “Of course this will open new opportunities to increase transportation within the TRACECA corridor,” he says.

The importance of logistics: larger volumes, less means
The top manager also emphasizes the positive importance of the EU “Motorways of the Seas – Black Sea and Caspian Sea” technical project. “Azerbaijan is very much interested to develop these motorways, to attract additional cargos,” he continues. And  
Akif Mustafayev from TRACECA adds that the solution of logistical issues and optimization of cargo transportation methods are of particular importance at this stage. Currently, the most optimal form of cargo transportation in the world is in standard-size containers. “Even components of industrial products and equipment are being produced to fit the standard-size containers for transportation,” Mustafayev says. And this practice should be introduced in the regional ports at Black and Caspian seas. “In general, the philosophy of logistics is to provide larger volumes of cargo with less transport means. This also helps to save energy resources and to preserve the environment,” Akif Mustafayev says.

Azerbaijan’s transport infrastructure is developing fast.

“In general, the philosophy of logistics is to provide larger volumes of cargo with less transport means. This also helps to save energy resources and to preserve the environment”

Motorways of the Seas – Black Sea and Caspian Sea (TRACECA)
Promotes the Motorways of the Sea (MoS) concept and the creation of better maritime transportconnections in the wider Black Sea and Caspian Sea region