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Chinese-Georgian JV to supply 28 freight locomotives to Georgian Railways

Chinese-Georgian JV to supply 28 freight locomotives to Georgian Railways

Georgian Railways has signed an agreement with China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC) for the supply of  28 electric freight locomotives with asynchronous traction motors. CRRC ZELC and Georgia’s BMI Partners and AS Group 1990 have established a joint venture company specialising in the production of rolling stock. The companies will invest about USD 20 million in the …

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Stadler Kiss double-deck EMUs enter service in Georgia

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Georgian Railway has introduced into service the first two Stadler Kiss double-deck EMUs.  The new EMUs will connect the capital Tbilisi to Ureki, Kobuleti and  Batumi resorts at the Black Sea. The remaining two EMUs will be delivered in December this year and are expected to enter service in January-February 2017, on the …

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German and Georgian railways agree cooperation on new China – Europe rail connection

German and Georgian railways agree cooperation on new China - Europe rail connection

Deutsche Bahn and Georgian Railway have agreed to expand the scope of their strategic cooperation activities, during a business meeting in Tbilisi. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed during the visit by Germany’s foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier to the Caucasus state, and it covers collaboration on international freight transport and …

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Georgian Railway and Turkish LAM group sign MoU

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Trans Caucasus Terminals, a subsidiary of Georgian Railway and Turkish LAM Group of Shipping Companies have signed a memorandum of understating on cooperation in the field of transport, aiming to connect Georgia to the world trade routes. „We are proud that Trans Caucasus Terminals has become a member of Trans Caspian Consortium. The consortium provides sea container transport from China …

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Consortium on China-Europe via Turkey freight transport to be established

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Chinese company Minsheng Logistics, KTZ Express (subsidiary of Kazakhstan Railways), Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping and Azerbaijani company Caravan logistics, and Trans Caucasus Terminals (subsidiary of Georgian Railway) have agreed to establish a consortium on transporting freight from China to Europe via Turkey. In the international consortium, Turkey will have the associate member status. The agreement was reached on the …

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Georgian Railway implements SAP Business Suite

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Georgian Railway has launched the implementation of SAP Business Suite with the aim of raising transparency of inventory and quality of planning, optimizing costs and increasing revenues. Georgian Railway is the first company in the post-Soviet sphere and Caucasus that will implement the innovative technology developed by SAP into its daily operations …

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Georgian Railways joins Viking container train project

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Georgian Railways has joined the Viking container train project, in the framework of the project partners meeting in Vilnius. Viking train is a joint project of Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, Bulgaria and Romania connecting Baltic and Black seas with railways. The companies GEFCO Turkey and Steveco could also become freight operators in Turkey and Finland. …

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Volume of rail freight traffic on Trans-Caspian route to increase to 5.5 m tons/year

Volume of rail freight traffic on Trans-Caspian route to increase to 5.5 m tons/year

The railway companies of Kazakhstan, Turkey, Georgia and Azerbaijan have planned  to increase the volume of rail freight traffic on the Trans-Caspian international transport routes to 5.5 million tons of /year. The decision was taken during the meeting of the coordination committee of the Trans-Caspian international transport route, organised in Baku. The companies …

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Georgian Railway sets up new Railway Technical Professional School

JSC Georgian Railway, the Ministry of Education and Science and the Technical University of Georgia signed MoU for the establishment of a new Railway Technical Professional School in Tbilisi. The new professional school will have European quality standards, the appropriate training programs, infrastructure and absolutely new management. So-called programs of dual …

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Georgia: Test train on Baku – Tblisi – Kars railway

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A first test train was launched on the 26 December 2014, on Akhalkalaki – Kartsakhi (Turkish border) railway section, Georgia’s fourth segment within the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway project (Marabda-Tetriskaro, Tetriskaro-Tsalka, Tsalka-Akhalkalaki sections and Akhalkalaki railway station). According to the Azerbaijan Transport Ministry, the testing was carried out successfully, and the train reached the border station. The 26.2 km section …

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