Business programme

The North–South International Transport Corridor: Fostering Cooperation

15 Jun , 11:00–12:15
The World Economy at a Global Turning Point
Pavilion G, conference hall G5

2022 changed many transport and logistics routes and ramped up the urgency of the creation of alternative transport corridors around the world, but especially for the countries of Eastern Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Africa and Latin America. In today’s world, the development of the North–South international transport corridor (ITC) is becoming increasingly important. The ITC includes not only railways and waterways, but also roads. Over 2022, volumes of freight transported along roads within the ITC increased by 2.5 times. Road transport is a key component of multimodal transport: up to 80% of the total volume of goods transported via the ITC are currently delivered by road. To reduce the time and cost of transporting goods, the outdated infrastructure of checkpoints must be modernized, the roads on the approaches to these checkpoints must be rebuilt, tax, administrative and other barriers must be removed, and the work of carriers must be synchronized through modern digital platforms. In addition, the list of countries with which Russian haulage companies transport goods should be expanded, and the number of transportation routes within the ITC increased. What are the main focuses for the development of cooperation within the ITC? What barriers to the development of transportation currently exist and how can they be overcome? What are the prospects for expanding the list of countries and increasing the number of transportation routes within the North–South ITC?

Welcome Remarks
Sergei Ivanov, Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation on Environmental Protection, Ecology and Transport
Igor Levitin, Aide to the President of the Russian Federation; Secretary, State Council of the Russian Federation
Evgenii Moskvichev, Chairman, Committee of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on Transport and Construction

Alexander Misharin, President, Russian Academy of Transport

Mehrdad Bazrpash, Minister of Transport and Urban Development of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Oleg Belozerov, Chief Executive Officer – Chairman of the Executive Board, Russian Railways
Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, DP World
Gabib Hasanov, President, Azerbaijan International Road Carriers Association (ABADA)
Sergey Dankvert, Head, Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor)
Vadim Zakharenko, General Delegate to Eurasia, International Road Transport Union (IRU)
Dmitry Zverev, State Secretary – Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation
Andrey Kurushin, Chief Executive Officer, Association of International Road Carriers
Anatoly Meshcheryakov, Director of the Department of Transport, Government of the Russian Federation
Vitaly Saveliev, Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation
Leonid Slutskiy, Chairman of the Committee of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on International Affairs
Sergey Shatirov, Assistant Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation