FS Italiane signs two agreements in Azerbaijan
The agreements signed during the State visit of President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella
Baku, 18 July 2018
Two Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) signed in Baku (Azerbaijan) by Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane and Mercitalia Intermodal (FS Italian Group) with Azerbaijan Railways (Azeri Railways) during the State visit of President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella, to which numerous Italian companies in the energy, infrastructure, agricultural, and agro-food sectors participated.
FS Italiane has reached an agreement with the Azerbaijan Railways to develop freight rail traffic on the Baku - Tbilisi - Kars line, a hub for freight traffic from Italy to Central Asia, Iran and China through the Turkish port of Mersin.
Mercitalia Intermodal, the intermodal combined transport operator of Polo Mercitalia (FS Italiane Group), will manage the railway service from Italy to the Turkish port of Mersin. The Azeri Railways, on the other hand, will provide services for the logistics and rail transport of containers from Turkey to Central Asia and China.