Ports and Logistics Scoping Study in CAREC Countries

Publication | April 2021

This study analyzes seaports and multimodal corridors serving landlocked countries of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program. It provides up-to-date information about ports and logistics developments in the region.

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CAREC members rely on open-sea ports of third-party countries outside borders as conduits for exports and imports. These open-sea ports are located mostly in non-CAREC countries and act as international oceanic trade nodes to connect CAREC freight across cross-border railways, highways, inland sea shipping, and on river and canal barges. The study seeks to identify areas and potential activities that will require cooperation among member countries and development partners within the framework of the CAREC Program.


  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Corridors Linking Landlocked CAREC Countries to Seaports
  • Regional Background
  • Identified Issues at CAREC Ports
  • Assessment of Multimodal Corridors
  • CAREC Plans and Projects in Ports and Logistics
  • Recommendations for More Efficient and Sustainable Ports and Logistics
  • Suggested Next Steps

Additional Details

  • Transport
  • Roads and Highways
  • Rail transport
  • Ports, waterways, and shipping
  • Afghanistan
  • Azerbaijan
  • China, People's Republic of
  • Georgia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyz Republic
  • Mongolia
  • Pakistan
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uzbekistan
  • 88
  • 8.5 x 11
  • SPR210103-2
  • 978-92-9262-756-0 (print)
  • 978-92-9262-757-7 (electronic)
  • 978-92-9262-758-4 (ebook)

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