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Georgia Can Attract Cargo of 6-8 Mln from Central Asia

Friday, February 10
“Transport Corridor Research Center” believes that Georgia has the potential to attract cargo from Central Asia.

The organization analyzed the indicators of 2015, which reflect the export/import data of the Central Asian countries and notes that the selected countries are located in the cargo carrying gravity of Georgian transport corridor.

“For example, the export of Kazakhstani coal to Romania amounts to a total of 3, which is over 1-1.2 million tons in per year, as of the hypothesis this cargo must be transferred with the shortest transport corridor of Georgia, but today this cargo is transported via an alternative corridor; in effect, it is lost cargo,” the organization notes.

According to their calculations, a potential cargo loss amounted to 6 -8 million tons for dry cargo.

“This is the capacity, which can compensate the loss of cargo, caused by external factors,” the organization declared, and recommends the government explore cooperative possibilities with enterprises in Central Asia and attract the cargo from them. (