India starts testing North-South water transit corridor

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    India starts testing North-South water transit corridor

    India will assess the readiness of the Astrakhan water-transport network for transit of Indian containers through the corridor.

    A test container was sent to Astrakhan from India via Baku to study the feasibility of goods being shipped between Russia and India on the corridor.

    India, with the help of Russia and Azerbaijan, has started testing the main routes of the North South International Transport Corridor in order to assess its cost-effectiveness and the possibility of Indian companies using the route for trade with former Soviet republics.
    To test the route’s readiness, Sohail Hassan, member of the advisory committee on the corridor of the Federation of Freight Forwarders Association in India visited Astrakhan with Ashish Sharma, the Assistant Secretary in the Embassy of India.
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    While the Indian representatives are in Astrakhan, a test container sent through the transport corridor, via Baku, is scheduled to arrive in Astrakhan. According to Russia’s Southern Customs administration, they also intend to visit the Central Astrakhan cargo port, the VTS-port and the Olia port. They will participate in the meetings that are going to be held in the Russian Ministry of Industry, Transport and Natural Resources, talks with the Astrakhan customs management and the Astrakhan branch of Rosselkhoznadzor, Volga Railroad and TransContainer as well as a group of experts for container transport in the Astrakhan Chamber of Commerce.
    Following the visit, the Indian side will assess the readiness of the Astrakhan water-transport network for transit of Indian containers through the corridor.
    In 1999, a group of Indian, Iranian and Russian transport companies signed a general agreement on import and export transportation of containers in the Sri Lanka- India- Iran- Caspian Sea- Russia international transport corridor. The agreement determined the organization of the transportation, the duties of the parties to the agreement and the approximate rates and terms of passage of goods in 20 and 40-foot containers. During the implementation of the agreement in the period from 2000 to 2002, hundreds of Indian containers were sent along the corridor.

    India starts testing North-South water transit corridor | Russia & India Report

    Basically this trade route for getting access to former Soviet central Asia countries.

    The trade route is through Azerbaijan(Baku port)

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    Cant we use the Chabbahar port to access the Central asian republics via Iran Caspian sea route and Iran Afghanistan route?
     
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    Yes ... the route map includes Chabahar !!
     
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    The map posted in this thread shows only the Gwadar port of Pakistan but not chabahar.
     
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    That map was picked by me .... not from the article.

    I just highlighted Baku, Azerbaijan. Would have picked map with Chabahar port :)
     
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    Someone please post the relationship between India and Azerbaijan .
     

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