Uzbekistan Temir Yollari has managed to increase the transportation of agricultural products for export by more than 20% for two months, a representative of the company said to Uzbekistan Today.
The cause of such increase is ban on the export of agricultural products by road from September 1, 2015. That immediately affected the increase in transport by rail. In many ways, these measures are associated with attempts to establish direct deliveries of Uzbek products without intermediaries.
“These measures actually yielded the results. Transportation of agricultural production increased by 20% compared to last year,” the source said.
It is expected, that these figures will be increased even more next year, after the postponement of the use of motor vehicles. This postponement has been received by 93 companies, exporting fruits and vegetables. Grace period expires on January 1, 2016.
Another advantage of the new rules of transportation was a significant reduction of contraband and improvement of product quality.
“A large number of new customers who have worked with transporters now address to us. They are quite satisfied with the guaranteed quality and safety of goods that we offer. They want to cooperate with us,” he added.
Uzbekistan Railways have already started a large-scale modernization of the yard with the extension of the life of refrigerated trains. In addition, Tashkent mechanical plant will begin production of refrigerated containers and sections with an annual capacity of up to 300 units, which will greatly expand the company's ability to transport perishable goods.
Today, JSC Yulreftrans deals with the transportation of such products, which is a subsidiary of Uzbekistan Railways.