The organizers of this event were the international exhibition company Transport Events Management Limited and APM Terminals Poti (Georgia). The TITR Association was presented at this event as an official strategic partner. Deputy Minister of Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, Guram Guramishvili, and Managing Director of APM Terminals Poti, Keld Mosgaard Christensen made welcoming remarks.
The main purpose of the event was the development of international logistics and ports of Georgia, by connecting the Black and Caspian Seas through the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route (TITR). The conference was attended by about 170 delegates from 23 countries, and invited speakers were experts-representatives of railway, maritime, transport and logistics companies, leading shippers of the region, suppliers of port equipment and many others.
On the first day of the conference, on April 6, 2022, the session "Railway Transit and Freight Potential Through Europe and the Black Sea-Caspian Region Connectivity" was held. Gaidar Abdikerimov, Secretary General of the TITR Association, was among the speakers at this session. During his speech, Mr. Abdikerimov introduced the conference participants to the activities of the TITR Association, the existing route opportunities and long-term plans for the development of the route, and also highlighted the expected multiple growth of cargo transportation by TITR in 2022, including through the Georgian ports of Poti and Batumi.
The key topics of the conference, contributing to the development of the TITR route, also included such sessions as "Strengthening Economic Resilience and Adaptability Through Europe and the Black Sea-Caspian Region Connectivity", "Strengthening of Transportation Sustainability and Safety. Potential Investments and Infrastructure Projects for EU-ASIA Cooperation", "Advancement in Digitalization and Technologies for Railway and Maritime Infrastructure" and many others.
The conference has become a unique platform for business meetings and negotiations. In particular, negotiations were held between representatives of the TITR Association with the companies APM Terminals Poti, Pace Georgia ltd., Maritime Port Administration S.A Constanta, DP World Constanta, GRAMPET S.A, Port Gdansk, as well as Georgian, Turkish, Azerbaijani and other foreign transport and logistics and shipping companies. Within the framework of the meetings, issues on the organization of transportation along the TITR route and the passage through the ports of Georgia of export and transit cargo from Kazakhstan, China and Central Asian countries were discussed.
In addition, on April 5, 2022, a technical visit to the facilities of APM Terminals Poti was organized for the participants of the event, during which the participants were able to get acquainted with the infrastructure capabilities of the port.
THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION «TRANS-CASPIAN INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORT ROUTE»