The first Agroexpress arrives in Tashkent
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- On 24 November 2021, the first Agroexpress train arrived from Russia to Uzbekistan. The ceremony of welcoming the train took place at the Tashkent-Central station.
A welcoming ceremony was held on the occasion of the arrival of Agroexpress pilot refrigerated containers sent from Russia.
The Agroexpress project was implemented within the framework of expanding bilateral cooperation between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Russian Federation, in order to develop logistics corridors.
It should be noted that this project has integrated the work of the railways of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Russia. The arrived cargo proceeded in refrigerated containers from the loading station of the TsNA (South-Eastern Railway of the Russian Federation) to the Sergeli station (JSC "Uzbekiston Temir Yullari") in transit through Kazakhstan.
- The launch of a pilot container batch of the agro-industrial complex made it possible to test the passage of borders and customs procedures, the quality of safety of goods along the route and showed the possibilities of simplifying and improving the process of delivering goods to the next launch, - says the first deputy head of the Main Department for the Development of Logistics and Digitalization of Uzbekiston Temir Yollari Rustam Mukhamedov.
Agroexpress is a practical implementation of the development of mutual trade between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Russian Federation, an increase in export potential and an increase in freight turnover between countries.
“We have been exporting agricultural products for about 5 years and it is impossible not to note the positive changes in this industry recently,” says private entrepreneur Sherzod Azamov. “Thanks to a number of documents signed by the head of our state, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, we have received many positive opportunities for the implementation of export shipments. In particular, I would like to express special gratitude to the joint-stock company Uzbekiston Temir Yollari for the support of entrepreneurs and for the discounts provided for the transportation of agricultural goods, which became the most competitive advantageous in comparison with the transportation of products by road, which turned out to be very costly, while the goods are on the way the route lost its appearance, moreover, part of it reached its destination in a spoiled state. In this regard, we turned to Uzbekiston Temir Yollari to provide support in the transportation of our goods by agroexpress.
It should be emphasized that now all cargo owners have received new opportunities to use Agroexpress in the transportation of agricultural products.