ADY Container, a subsidiary of Azerbaijan Railways, and ÖBB’s Rail Cargo Group have signed a memorandum of understanding to ensure uninterrupted rail freight traffic from Europe to Central Asia and China either via Turkey and the Kars - Tbilisi - Baku railway or the Romanian port of Constanta to the Georgian port of Poti. 

As a result, ADY Container, together with Georgia’s GR Logistics, Azerbaijani Caspian Shipping Company and Kazakhstan’s KTZ Express, will launch a container service across the Black Sea between Poti and Constanta as part of the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route. The train ferry will have capacity for two freight trains per trip.

The two signatories also discussed increasing joint efforts to make better use of the Trans-Caspian route following the Russian invasion of Ukraine with a view to increasing the volume of intermodal rail freight between Europe, Central Asia and China.