Black and Caspian Freight Forum 2024: corridors, cargos, infrastructure

We would like to invite you to take part in the 3rd conference and exhibition of the Black and Caspian Freight Forum 2024: corridors, cargos, infrastructure organised by RDL group which will be held on the shore of the Caspian Sea in sunny Baku from 17 to 19 September in a three-day format with even more time for networking and discussions.


Please also consider supporting the Forum as a sponsor or exhibitor, which will make your participation more visible and effective.

For association members
there is 10% discount using the promo code – NSBS24.

17th September - evening cocktail reception (18:00 – 21:00)
18th September - all-day conference with closing gala dinner (9:30 – 21:30)
19th September - field trip to the logistics hub (10:00 – 14:00)

Venue: Baku, Azerbaijan, Four Seasons Hotel Baku 5*

General Partner: Azerbaijan Maritime Engineering and Construction LLC (AMEC)

Session Sponsor: MALBI- trans s.r.o., Transvector

Official Information Support:
 UIRR, KOSDER, UTIKAD, FFAA, ABADA, NSBS, TLA, SAPEK, Ukrainian Logistics Alliance, APK Inform, Interlegal, PLASKE Academy

Among this year speakers:

  • Rashad Shakarov, Founder and CEO, Azerbaijan Maritime Engineering and Construction LLC (AMEC), Azerbaijan
  • Liliana Krutonog, CEO, MALBI-trans, Czech Republic
  • Alkan Alicik, Managing Director, MSC Georgia LLC, Georgia
  • Tabea Klang, General Manager, DB Cargo Eurasia, Germany
  • Kanat Kobessov, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of "NurZholCompany", Head of the Board of the National Association of Exporters "KazGrain", Kazakhstan
  • Klemens Materi, Project Manager Corporate Development & Strategy, duisport – Duisburger Hafen AG, Germany
  • Nuno Cesar Nunes, Deputy Vice President – Europe, HPC Hamburg Port Consulting GmbH, Germany
  • tba, Interlegal

Among last year's participants:

AMEC, SOCAR, Port of Baku, Baku Hovsan International Trade Sea Port, Azerbaijan Railways, ADY Express, DB Cargo Eurasia, CMS – Caspian Marine Services B.V., Alliance Group, Poti Grain Terminal, Kazphosphate, MSC Georgia, RTSB, HHLA Project Logistics, Camco Technologies, Varamar, Capramar, Maersk, COSCO Georgia, CJ ICM Logistics, Blue Water Shipping, Railport, Kricon Baku, LV Caspian, Azerbaijan Airlines, AsstrA, PTC Operator, Lyonel A. Makzume Group of Companies, Gosselin, Gianty Logistics, ASCO, Formag Baku, Medlog Poti, POTI GRAIN TERMINAL, MOL TURKEY, Lyonel A. Makzume Group, DB Schenker, ERSAI Seaport, British Embassy Baku, Viterra Kazakhstan, SGS, Tutumly Yollar, Altyn Dovur, Kazmortransflot, Subsea7, ABSHERON LOGISTICS, Wondernet Express Investment Group, E60 Shipping Line, ASCO, Access Trans, Tau Logistics, IE MERMER KENAN and others.

Main questions of the Forum:

  • International Transport Corridors in the Black and Caspian Sea Region.
  • Azerbaijan as a sea and land transport and logistics hub between Asia and Europe.
  • Trans-Caspian international transport route (Middle Corridor): current status and development prospects.
  • Transit potential of Kazakhstan and Georgia.
  • Results of the first months of operation of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars section after modernization and its impact on traffic dynamics.
  • Impact of regional conflicts on changes in international transport routes.
  • Increasing port capacity and adapting facilities for new cargo types. Port-side logistics optimization.
  • Grains and oilseeds, fertilizers, mining and metallurgy, and liquid bulk: major suppliers and routes, current issues, and forecasts.
  • Containerization as a growth factor for cargo flows.
  • Prospects for shipping in the Black Sea.

Please note the special offers within the Forum:

--> Early registration until July 17 - more details
--> 50% discount on participation for cargo owners (manufacturers) - more details
--> 50% discount on participation for companies from Azeybarjan - more details
--> Exhibition stand - more details
--> Advertising and sponsorship opportunities - more details

Simultaneous translation from Azerbaijani-English-Russian will be provided throughout the Forum.

For more details and REGISTRATION visit conference web page.

Join us and enjoy Azerbaijan and Baku with us in company of logistics industry experts!