Kava: «the silk road» is economically disadvantageous
New silk road, bypassing Russia uncompetitive, it is economically unprofitable, said an expert in the field of transport and infrastructure Alexander cava.mtu.gov.ua
KYIV, 31 Mar — RIA Novosti Ukraine. New silk road, bypassing Russia economically unreasonable route, therefore if the price of transportation is less, then this project will not exist, said the expert in the field of transport and infrastructure Alexander cava the radio station Voice of the Capital.Volodymyr Omelyan/FacebookОбратной road no. Why the new «silk road» driving away empty
«This route is not competitive neither in speed, nor with shipping. Is he more political than economic. This is more PR than economically justified route, because it is long and expensive. All shippers are looking for more stable options. If the tariff policy of this route will not be changed, this project will not exist,» said cava.
Previously, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Georgia and Ukraine signed a Protocol on the competitive preferential tariffs for cargo transportation via the TRANS-Caspian international transport route — the so-called «silk road» bypassing Russia.
Experimental flight, the container train of 20 wagons, went earlier from the port of Ilyichevsk on the route Ukraine — Georgia — Azerbaijan — Kazakhstan — China (via the Caspian and Black seas) — a new direction «silk road». It includes a ferry crossing of the Black and Caspian seas (Ilyichevsk — Batumi and Alyat — Aktau-Port).