South Caucasian Railway has discussed the perspectives of transporting Armenian cargo through Batumi Sea Port

Erevan, May 26

Representatives of Batumi Sea Port, South Caucasian Railway and a number of leading Armenian forwarding companies have discussed perspectives of widening cooperation and growth of cargo flow going to Armenia via Batumi Sea Port.

Directors and representatives of such forwarding companies as Apaven, Westtrans, Translogistic Caucasus, Meteksim, Mobtrans took part in the meeting. Representatives of BSP, Deputy Dir. in Operations and Logistics- Mr. Ilia Tsivadze and External Relations Manager- Mr. Ramaz Giorgadze have presented to the Armenian forwarders the possibilities of the port and perspectives for increasing its cargo turnover by announcing, that port is ready to provide the most favorable conditions for cooperation to their Armenian clients, underlining, that since the acquirement of BSP by the Kazakh investors "KazTransOil”, more than $ 38 mln. have been invested in the development of Port’s infrastructure which allows BSP to provide competitive conditions on the port services market of the Black Sea region.

Deputy General Director in interaction and logistics of South Caucasian Railway- Mr. Oleg Shatalov, presented to the audience the history and main directions of company activities, reminding that since SCR has been working in Armenia nearly $ 230 mln. was invested into developing of railway transportation. According to the participants, the meeting was held in a businesslike and friendly atmosphere. The parties planned the course of further cooperation in transporting dry cargo and agreed to organize number of meetings in the nearest future in Batumi for demonstrating technical and operational potential of the port and discuss the details for further cooperation.