AZERBAIJAN AND TRANSCASPIAN
Azerbaijan is located on a minimum-time transport route from Europe to Central Asia, the Middle and the Far East. In particular, the country is part of the TRACECA and North-South corridors, and boasts mainline railroads connecting the Black and Caspian Sea basins. Occupying a key position in the formation of minimum-time transportation corridors in Eurasia, Azerbaijan is a major traffic center in TRACECA. This is why TransCaspian has been a meeting place for logistic operators ever since the exhibition became the only transportation exhibition in the South Caucasus. For 10 years, we have offered a top regional exhibition for rail, sea, and air transport companies, insurance companies, customs brokers, boatbuilding and road-building companies, commercial carrier distributors, mail and messenger services, and many other firms working in the transportation industry.
The TransCaspian Exhibition is the key to the gate between Europe and Asia!
- In 2010, the Azerbaijani president signed a decree approving the State Program on the Development of the Railway Transport System in Azerbaijan for 2010-2014. The program provides for the further development of the railway transport system, which is of immense importance in the socioeconomic life of Azerbaijan. The program will ensure the needs of the population, as well as the economy, in terms of railway transport services, security, transportation, upgraded infrastructure, and development of rail industry personnel.
- In 2011, major transport projects were continued from previous years. The list of these ambitious projects include the construction of the Baku Bay Bridge stretching 26.6 km (the length of the bridge is 13.3 km), the Guba- Shemakha Road running 105 km, the Hajigabul-Georgian Border Highway stretching 405 km and the Baku International Sea Trade Port, which will have an annual capacity of 11.6 million tons.
- In January-August 2009, roughly 6.418 million tons of cargo was transported through Azerbaijan. Compared with the same period last year, the volume of transit cargo has increased by 2.116 million tons or 50.4 percent.
- According to the Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Azerbaijan, roughly $1 billion from the state budget will be allocated for the development of the Azerbaijani railway in 2008-2012.
- The development project for the Baku metro system for the next 20 years includes the construction of 46 new stations. After a 15 year hiatus, the Baku metro system is again undergoing intensive development. $5.5 million has been allocated for the construction of the new stations.
Main sections of the exhibition
- Automobile transport
- Maritime transport
- Air transport
- Railway transport
- Railroads: equipment and technical facilities
- Intermodal traffic
- Loading-unloading equipment
- Navigable lines
- Freight forwarding
- Transportation of oil products
- Freight insurance
- Warehouse equipment
- Customs services
- Road construction machinery
- Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Azerbaijan
- National Confederation of Entrepreneurs (Employers’) Organizations of Azerbaijan Republic