12. October 2023
14:00 - 19:30
The Greater Caspian Region – A Middle Corridor for Energy, Logistics and Trade Flows between Asia and Europe
The Trans-Caspian Trade and Transit Corridor, also known as the Middle Corridor, is a key block of European and Asian connectivity. Comprised of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, and Turkey to the west, and Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Afghanistan to the east of the Caspian Sea, the corridor serves as an essential overland route linking the European Union, China, India, and the Middle East. The Middle Corridor encompasses both rail and road routes, with key maritime ports on the Caspian Sea serving as pivotal hubs. The Baku International Sea Trade Port in Azerbaijan, Aktau and Kuryk Ports in Kazakhstan and the Turkmenbashi Port in Turkmenistan provide crucial access to the Caspian Sea and enable connectivity between Central Asia and Europe.
There is a growing demand in Europe for energy sources. Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, along with other Central Asian countries are looking to expand their energy industry, including green energy, and can win big by becoming energy suppliers to Europe.
In 2018, the legal status of the Caspian Sea was close to being resolved. At the time this was seen as an alternative westward corridor that could help Caspian States diversify the countries to which they export. While the corridor has not yet reached its full potential, Russia’s war in Ukraine and the proliferation of sanctions, once again highlights the importance of the region as an alternative energy, logistics and trade hub, linking East and West.
- The Greater Caspian Region as a source of traditional and renewable energy, multi-modal logistical linkages and trade flows between Europe and Asia
- The Trans-Caspian Trade and Transit Corridor (TCIT)/Middle Corridor as a route for transporting cargo and energy
- The potential for significant development in the next few years and business opportunities for Swiss and international companies.
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The event will take place at: Credit Suisse Forum St. Peter, St. Peterstrasse 19, Zürich
14.00 – 19.30
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