Forwarding, Freight News

Delamode opens new Caucasus link

[ August 2, 2016   //   ]

Logistics and forwarding provider Delamode has started new groupage lines for Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Iran.

The new services will be consolidated in Delamode’s warehouse in Sofia. Shipments from Delamode’s European network will be transhipped to Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Iran. There will be weekly European export services to Bulgaria and weekly departures from Bulgaria to Tbilisi, Baku, Yerevan and Iran. Customs clearance procedures will be completed at Delamode’s Sofia terminal and prooof of delivery will be provided.

The Caucasus region is developing into a significant location and has been attracting significant foreign investment says Delamode chairman, Stephen Blyth. He said: “This has come through the respective governments adopting business friendly policies and in Iran’s case opening up to foreign trade for the first time in many years.” He said the new services were in part is a response to existing customer demand but also because trade levels are set to continue to increase across the region.

Georgia was recently described by the World Bank as “the world’s number one reformer” and enjoys strong trade links with the EU, with exports in 2015 worth €1.8bn. Iran, only recently open to foreign trade is projected to have GDP growth of up to 4.6% over the next two years.

Stephen Blyth added: “We are very pleased to open these routes, servicing the demand for the import and export into these countries, particularly for industrial commodities such as mineral and chemical products among other goods. We look forward to establishing ourselves in this region and expanding our offering to a growing customer base in the future”.