Chinese railway delegation visits Batumi Sea Port – to increase container traffic along the Middle Corridor by 2024
(Photo: Batumi Sea Port)

The issue of increasing the container transportation through the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route (TITR) connecting China and Europe, also called the Middle Corridor, was discussed on 5th December 2023 in Batumi Sea Port with the delegation of China State Railway Group Co, Ltd.

The delegation was headed by Xin Huang, deputy director of the group’s cargo department. The delegation included the heads of the Chinese Railway, representatives of the China Railway Container Company, China Railway International Multimodal Transport Co., Ltd., China Railway Design Group Co., Ltd., as well as representatives of CRCT Kazakhstan International Logistics Ltd., Xi’an International Trade and Logistics Park and the head of GR Logistics and Terminals.

According to the Batumi Sea Port, the Managing Director of the Batumi International Container Terminal attended the meeting as invited guests. The delegation was met by the Director General of the Batumi Sea Port and his deputies.

The guests were acquainted with the technical and operational capabilities of Batumi Sea Port and Container Terminal.

The participants of the meeting noted that their goal is to increase the volume of container transportations in 2024. In their opinion, the multimodal nature of the corridor, which crosses two seas and the territories of many countries, allows for the effective use of its opportunities.

The Trans-Caspian International Transport Route (TITR) connects China and the countries of Central Asia with Europe via the Caspian Sea, the countries of the South Caucasus and Turkey.