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Tariffs for rail transportation of agricultural products from Azerbaijan to Russia reduced

Azerbaijani and Russian railways

The next step has been taken to facilitate the export of agricultural products produced in Azerbaijan. Thus, the new project, developed jointly by the Azerbaijani and Russian railways, provides for the quality and timely delivery of perishable agricultural products produced in Azerbaijan to the main market, Russian consumers. The project was founded in September 2021 in Moscow during a meeting between the railways of the two countries to develop the transportation of agricultural products between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Azerbaijan. As a result of negotiations between the representatives of Russian Railways OJSC and its subsidiary RJD Logistics JSC, Azerbaijan Railways CJSC and its subsidiary ADY Express LLC, a number of complex decisions were made. The decisions are related to transportation tariffs, transportation technology, loading process at terminals and wagon supply. Thus, the participants of transportation began to apply discounts on the tariffs for the transportation of such goods on their territories. A new terminal is used in the Khachmaz region, close to the border with Russia, mainly for agricultural products. The cargo is loaded on wagons at this terminal and delivered directly to the Selyatino station near Moscow, from where it is delivered directly to the final customer. Refrigerated wagons (reflection and refrigerated containers) will be used to implement the project. In order to ensure the timely delivery of the products of entrepreneurs to the consumer in excess of the cargo volume, the parties will ensure the involvement of private refwagons and refcontainers. The goal is to deliver the product from the fields to the final buyer in a timely and quality manner. According to the decision of the Russian and Azerbaijani railways, all this work has been entrusted to subsidiaries RJD Logistics JSC and ADY Express LLC.

Representatives of ADY Express, one of the operators of transportation, met with local entrepreneurs in Khachmaz and discussed ways to solve the problems they face so far in the delivery of their products to consumers. The parties expressed confidence that the problems with the timely transportation of perishable products, especially at the peak of the season, will be resolved soon.

In general, all these measures will contribute to the growth of the non-oil sector in the country, as well as create conditions for the development of small and medium enterprises. The export goods will be delivered to the destination in wagons that provide the required temperature regime to maintain fast, safe, efficient and high-quality transportation.

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