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“APAVEN” is a big Freight Forwarding company in Armenia and abroad. “APAVEN” company has its offices, technical and human resources in key transportation points, e.g. Poti, Tbilisi, ...

“APAVEN” is a big Freight Forwarding company in Armenia and abroad. “APAVEN” company has its offices, technical and human resources in key transportation points, e.g. Poti, Tbilisi, Novorossisk. This ensures its consistent and effective work not only in Armenia, but also abroad.

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    • ARMENIAN RAILWAY CONCESSION ARMENIAN SHIPPER/FORWARDER COMMUNITY Arsen Ghazaryan President Union of Manufacturers and Businessmen
    • C O N T E N T S
      • INTRODUCTION
      • ARMENIAN RAILWAY FREIGHT MARKET
      • RAILWAY AND ROAD TRAFFIC
      • MARKET PARTICIPANTS
    • INTRODUCTION
    • GENERAL INFORMATION
      • Fast facts
      • Population: 3.2 million
      • Capital: Yerevan
      • Area: 29.743 sq km (11.484 sq miles)
      • State language: Armenian
      • Religion: Christianity
      • Main exports: Processed diamonds, machinery, metal products, foodstuff
      • Sovereign Country Ratings
      • Moody’s Ba2
      • Fitch BB- (ceiling BB)
    • ECONOMY
      • GDP in 2006 about $6.4 billion
      • Leader in economic growth among non-oil-exporting countries
      • Real GDP was 13.4% in 2006, the 5 th consecutive year of double-digit growth
      • GDP comprised of
        • Services 39%
        • Construction 25%
        • Agriculture 18%
        • Manufacturing 11%
        • Energy 4%
        • Mining 3%
      • GDP growth
    • GEOPOLITICAL ENVIRONMENT
      • Intensive Geopolitical situation around Armenia and Caucasus
      • Increasing ties with Russia and maintaining good relations with US and EU
      • Armenia has good relations and developing economic cooperation with Southern and Northern neighbors - Iran and Georgia
      • No diplomatic relations with Turkey in the West, but substantial volume of trade (the imports from Turkey has increased by 42% to 95 million USD in 2006 while exports is moderate: about 2 million).
      • No diplomatic and trade relations with Azerbaijan in the East, because of conflict around historical Armenian disputable lands.
    • ARMENIAN RAILWAY FREIGHT MARKET
    • ARMENIAN RAILWAY TRAFFIC
      • Main active directions
      • Yerevan to Poti (Georgia) for export (cement, metals, industrial raw materials, construction materials) and import (wheat, sugar, oil, chemicals, other goods) traffic
      • Sodk to Ararat (gold ore) and Shorja to Hrazdan (raw materials for cement) for domestic traffic and
      Yerevan Massis Gyumri Spitak Vanadzor Pemzashen Sanahin Airum Yerask Karmir Blur Akshalins Ararat Armavir Hrazdan Dilijan Ijevan Vardenis Agarak Aghband Megri Armenia Turkey Iran Georgia Azerbaijan Road Railway Blockage Azerbaijan Armenia Turkey Ukraine Black Sea Novorossiysk Pot’si Bat’umi Grozny Kars Tehran T’Bilisi Baku Aktau Yerevan Caspian Sea Kazakhstan Uzbekistan Iran Iraq Syria Russia Georgia Yerevan Nagorno Karabakh Nagorno Karabakh Stepanakert Stepanakert
    • ARMENIAN RAILWAY TRAFFIC
      • Main active locations and commodities
      Export Import Domestic Alaverdi Cooper Cooper Ore Gyumri Construction Materials Wheat, Sugar, Oil, Other goods Construction Materials Dalarik Construction Materials Wheat Masis Chemicals, Oil, Animal Feed Yerevan Metal scrap, beverages, other goods Wheat, Sugar, Oil, Other goods Cement Ararat Cement Cement, Mettalic Ore Charentsavan Mineral water Soil Hrazdan Cement Cement Shorja Raw materials for cement Zod Gold ore
    • AR FREIGHT COMPOSITION
      • During 2000-2006 AR freight traffic grew at rate of about 11%, approximately the same rate as Armenian GDP
    • RAILWAY AND ROAD TRAFFIC
    • RAILWAY VERSUS ROAD FREIGHT Railway vs. Road (tonnes) 2006 Freight Traffic by Transport (thousand tonnes)   Export Import Domes-tic TOTAL Railway 513 1,274 932 2,720 Road 248 596 4,886 5,730 Air 4 5   - 9 Pipeline   - 1,200   - 1,200 TOTAL   765 3,075   5,818 9,659
    • RAILWAY VERSUS ROAD FREIGHT
      • Road carriers carry twice as much freight as railway
      • Railway carries 7 times longer traffic
      • Railway is convenient for bulk and long distance shipments
      • Railway is cheaper
      Railway vs. Road (tonne kilometers) Comparative Advantages Railway vs. Road
    • MARKET PARTICIPANTS
    • ARMENIAN RAILWAY REVENUE BY CUSTOMERS
      • 80% of revenue came from 18 customers
      • About 60 relatively large customers
    • FORWARDER COMMUNITY
      • There are more than 50 registered forwarders
      • 16 of them use railway services
      • 12 most active are members of Armenian Association of Freight Forwarders (AAFF - www.aaff-association.narod.ru )
      • AAFF is a member of International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA – www.fiata.org ) since 2000
      • International forwarders such as MAERSK, Mediterranean Shipping company and CMN France are present in the market through local forwarders
    • MAJOR FORWARDERS
      • Export traffic goes mainly through several forwarders
      Company CEO Webpage Contact Apaven Co Ltd Gagik Aghajanyan www.apaven.am Tel Fax E-mail +374 10 350160 +374 10 351240 [email_address] Trance Alliance Trans. Co Sargis Martirosyan www.trans-alliance.am Tel Fax E-mail +374 10 529598 +374 10 543801 Trance-alliance @Trans-Alliance.am Unitrans Co Ltd Mosik Arzumanian www.unitrans.am Tel Fax E-mail +374 10 539425 +374 10 539427 [email_address] Armtrex Co Ltd Sergo Sumbatyan Tel Fax E-mail +374 10 552698 +374 10 550799 [email_address]
    • MAJOR INDUSTRIES AND EXPORTERS
      • Major export and domestic shipments comprise of construction materials and mining and metals
      Industry Company Contact Cement production Mika Cement Ararat Cement www.hrazdan.am/cement www.araratcement.am Mining and Metals Zangezur Copper Molybdenum Co Armenian Copper Program Agarak Copper Molybdenum Co Armenian Gold Recovery Co Dino Gold Mining Co Akhtala Mining Co www.zcmc.am www.cooper.am Tel. +374 10 522336 Tel. +374 10 538572 Tel. +374 285 62040 Tel. +374 10 545538
    • MAJOR IMPORTERS
      • Large importers work directly with the railway
      Industry Company Contact Fuel and Oil Mika Armenia Trading Exim Petrol Group (CPS) Flesh Ran Oil Max Group Tel. +374 10 538781 Tel. +374 10 526746 Tel. +374 10 582884 Tel. +374 10 451798 Tel. +374 10 548171 Wheat and Sugar Salex Group Manana Grain Viktoria Trade Yerevan Mill Tel. +374 10 749955 Tel. +374 10 472426 Tel. +374 10 468899 Tel. +374 10 528539
    • T H A N K Y O U