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  • BREAKBULK CASPIAN 2022

    22nd of September 2022

    Holiday Inn Almaty
    Almaty, Kazakhstan

    On September 22, the III international conference Breakbulk Caspian 2022, dedicated to the logistics of project cargo in the countries of Central Asia and Transcaucasia, completed its work in Almaty (Kazakhstan).

    This year the conference was attended by more than 110 delegates from Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Germany, and Turkey.

    The central topic of discussion was the issue of the Trans-Caspian transport route, which is increasingly involved in the transportation of project and container cargo. The growth of transportation in January-August 2022 amounted to +60% compared to last year. However, as noted at the conference, the route revealed weaknesses. First and most importantly, this corridor was not ready for such an increase in cargo traffic. And the high cost of a complex intermodal route was not offset by the expected shorter transit time. Thus, the Azerbaijani operator ADY did not have enough rolling stock which delayed the transshipment of containers in the Baku port. The company has already leased 108 railway platforms and planning to purchase another 300 in 2022. Meanwhile the waiting time for containers during the peak period was up to 85 days! The lack of locomotives in Georgia, outdated infrastructure, and inadequate coordination between the railway administrations of Georgia and Azerbaijan only aggravated the situation. And this is only part of the voiced problems.

    Another main topic of discussion was the issues of sanctions pressure on Russia and the impact of this factor on cargo logistics for Central Asian countries. Sanctions against the Russian fleet made it impossible to use river-sea class vessels and barges for direct ship calls to the ports of the EEC and the use of the “Baltic” corridor for the delivery of project cargo to the Caspian Sea. A foreign flag vessels cannot use this route. Therefore, the ports of Turkey and Egypt are increasingly used for transshipment of oversized and heavy cargo. All this increases the cost and delivery time of cargoes. The use of the Turkey-Georgia-Azerbaijan-Central Asia, China-land border crossings – Central Asia, Iran-Central Asia corridors will increase but these routes have serious restrictions on the size and weight of transported cargoes. If the territory of Russia and its inland waterways are not used, the delivery of project cargo for large-scale projects in the region will become impossible.

    Conference program:

    Breakbulk Caspian 2022 international conference

    9.00–10.30 Participants registration, welcome coffee-break

    10.30–11.30 First session.

    “CTE” company report

    Will the Turkey-Georgia-Azerbaijan-Kazakhstan transport corridor be able to become a reliable alternative to traditional routes?

    Dobordzhginidze Nikoloz, head of project department & CIS supervisor

    “Trans-Caspian International Transport Route” international association report

    Trans-Caspian international transport route – new development opportunities

    Abdikerimov Gaidar, general secretary

    “HHLA International” company report 

    Trans-Caspian route work experience. Strengths and weaknesses

    Hascoet Vincent, intermodal and strategic business development

    Kazmortransflot company report

    Trans-Caspian route potential

    Orzhanov Aidar, CEO

    11.30–12.00 coffee-break

    12.00–13.00 Second session.

    “NAWINIA” company report

    Features of the heavy cargo transportation routes infrastructure in Central Asian countries on the example of projects in the Republic of Uzbekistan

    Baum Mark, head of project division, multimodal transportations and customs clearance department

    “Barrus Projects” company report

    How will the world change for project cargo logisticians under sanctions

    Fomin Dmitry, projects manager

    13.00–14.30 lunch

    14.30–16.30 “Problems of project transportation in the current conditions” discussion

    – Opportunities for project cargo air transportation in the current conditions /Vekhov Sergey, sales and development director, Air Charter Service company/

    – Situation on the freight market of the Caspian Sea /Sarsenova Svetlana, head of business development, Morvenna SC/

    – Project Insurance: Negotiation Time / Kolegova Oksana, deputy CEO, Pandi Transcompany/

    – New solutions in the heavy and oversized cargo transportation by rail organization. Opportunities of the Southern direction (Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran) / Grudnichok Sergey, head of project logistics, RZD Logistics company/

    16.30-17.00 Summing up the results of the conference

    17.00-20.00 Evening buffet

    List of participants

    100 TONN MONTAZH

    ABSHERON LOGISTICS CENTER (Azerbaijan)

    Across Logistics Solutions (Kazakhstan)

    AGENT ARSENAL

    Air Charter Service

    ALMATY CONSOLIDATION CENTER

    Arkhangelsk Pulp & Paper Mill

    A.R.T. Logistics (Kazakhstan)

    AST PLUS

    ATP “Nevskoe”

    Atyrau River Terminal

    Barrus Projects    

    Barrus Projects Kazakhstan     

    Benchmark-logistics

    Blue Water Shipping    

    CJ ICM (Azerbaijan)    

    CJ ICM Logistics (Kazakhstan)   

    Conceptum Russia & CIS Countries   

    Conceptum Logistics Group Holding GmbH

    CS Conti – Service Internationale Spedition GmbH (Germany)

    CTE (Georgia)    

    DHL Global Forwarding Russia        

    EMAX LOGISTICS

    Europe Marine Group Ltd. (Latvia)

    Formag Baku  

    FORTUNA TRANS EXPRESS

    Gianti Logistics Azerbaijan 

    Gianti Logistic Uzbekistan

    GK Global Lojistik

    Globalink Logistics (Kazakhstan)    

    Goldhofer AG (Germany)   

    GRSMARINE

    GRT

    GSK

    Hareket Heavy Lifting and Project Transportation (Kazakhstan)

    HHLA International (Germany)

    ImpexTransService    

    Industrial Special Techniques    

    INGERI Logistic    

    ITMC – International Transport Management Company (Georgia)

    JENTY    

    Kazmortransflot (Kazakhstan)

    KEEN-MARK-LOGISTIC

    LS Cargo Logistics

    LV Shipping Caspian (Azerbaijan)

    Lionsmarine  

    Logva Kazakhstan 

    Marine shipping and Forwarding (Georgia)

    Martrade Shipping & Logistics (Turkey)

    Metso Outotec

    Mining Solutions

    MODUL

    Morwenna Shipping company        

    MT-GROUP

    NAWINIA

    NEGABARITIKA

    NIPIGAS

    NOYTEK LOGISTICS RUS 

    NPT Project and Logistics

    QBEX Logistics

    Pandi Trans    

    Pola-Rise    

    PROJECTA

    Rezonans (Belarus)

    RAILSHIP SERVICE 

    ROSTRANSPORT

    RTransInvest 

    Rusatom Cargo    

    RZD Logistics

    SC “Astrol”    

    COMPASS Trading & Management (Romania)

    Schenker Kazakhstan

    Silvasti

    Soyuzkontakt-Trans (Azerbaijan)

    SP TRANSIT (Belarus)

    STANMIX OKO    

    STS LOGISTICS TRANSPORT

    TELS CARGO

    TengizTransGroup (Kazakhstan)

    Transconsult Brest 

    TII Group    

    TIS Group

    TransLiftTechnique  

    VBL

    Volga

    VTA LINE