Representative office of the Caspian Shipping Company opened in Greece
After a long break, CJSC Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company has restored its operation in foreign waters in 2014 by the respective order of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan and took series of effective measures in this regard. In the past four years, number of vessels sailing outside Caspian basin – in the Sea of Azov, Black Sea and Mediterranean Sea increased by 13, out of which 11 are dry cargo vessels, while 2 are tankers. These vessels floating under our three-colors flag are operated by companies “Caspdry” and “Casptankers” established by the Caspian Shipping Company in Turkey.
All these testify to the fact that CJSC Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company managed to strengthen its position in foreign waters to the great extent. Nowadays, main target of Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company is to develop into a leading company in liquid and cargo transportations.
Indeed, measures actively taken by Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company and country’s steady development have contributed to increased opportunities for Azerbaijani sailors in international waters. Of course, it has direct impact on strengthening of staff potential and development of highly professional sailors in the Caspian Shipping Company.
One more successful step was taken by CJSC Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company to expand and strengthen its operation in international waters. From now on, the Company will have a representative office in Athena, a capital city of Greece located on key sea transport routes.
Opening ceremony of the newly established representative office was attended by Eldar Aliyev, charge d’Affaires of the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Greece, representative of international classification companies, staff members of the Caspian Shipping Company and businesses.
In his speech, Rauf Valiyev, chairman of CJSC Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company informed participants on large- scale transport- infrastructure projects implemented recently in Azerbaijan. He stated that Azerbaijan has become a hub which connects the continents of Asia and Europe. Rauf Valiyev updated participants on detailed information on East-West and North-South transport corridors. Besides, he drew attention of participants to Trans-Caspian International Transport Corridor, which connects Chinese and European markets. Rauf Valiyev also briefed participants on Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company, one of the key actors of this corridor, which has been preparing to mark its 160th anniversary. It was further mentioned that Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company has constantly renewed its fleet and strengthened its personnel to meet new challenges associated with this ever-increasing route. With staff members over 9 thousands, the Company owns two big fleets. Caspian Transport Fleet is composed of 52 vessels, while Caspian Sea Oil Fleet has 212 vessels of different purpose. Besides, Ship Repair Yards, Azerbaijan State Marine Academy and Training and Education Center operated under Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company, which help the Company to increase its competitiveness in international waters.
In addition, B2B meetings were organized during the event. To discuss cooperation prospects between Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company and several international companies.
A video commercial demonstrating the favorable geographical location, nature, culture and history, as well as economic development and large- scale transport- infrastructure projects, including history of development of Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company was presented during the ceremony.