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Uzbekistan: Fruits and Vegetables Exported by Rail

Botschaft Usbekistan, November 25, 2015

Uzbekistan Railways is planning to drastically intensify the transportation of agricultural products for export in the near future. Today, the company boasts a significant increase in transportation against last year.

On September 1, 2015, a ban on exporting agricultural products by road has entered into force, having immediately impacted on the growth of product transportation by rail.

According to domestic railway experts, the decision on shifting the transportation of fruits and vegetables to air and rail routes has allowed to significantly improve the quality of the transported foods.

Today, perishable foods are transported by Yo’lreftrans, an Uzbekistan Railways subsidiary. Its fleet comprises 211 refrigerated trains, each consisting of five cars. They are universal, and thereby are capable of transporting foods at a temperature range by - 20˚ C.

January 1, 2016 is the deadline for the deferral, which was provided by the government to certain carriers to use vehicles for exporting agricultural foods.

The company is currently engaged in large-scale modernization of its fleet with the extension of life of refrigerated trains, and annually purchases 20-30 refrigerator cars. In the future, the company is planning to expand the fleet and distance of cargo shipment.

In the near future, the Tashkent Mechanical Plant will launch the production of 300 units of refrigerated containers and sections annually. That would tangibly expand the capacity of Uzbek railways in transportation of perishable goods.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)


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