Port of Baku to Drive Digital Connectivity

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The Port of Baku has partnered with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) to promote greener ports and connectivity in the Caspian Sea region.
Launched on June 14, 2019, by Dr. Taleh Ziyadov, Director-General of the Port of Baku, and Vuk Žugić, Co-ordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities, the project aims to support facilities in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan.

As part of the programme, feasibility studies, expert workshops and delegation visits will be conducted to explore how renewable energy and increased levels of digitalization can improve sustainability.

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One of these initiatives, a workshop on digitalization held with the Port of Baku, focused on the potential for a new digital platform to facilitate data exchange between ports in the Caspian Sea.

At this meeting, participants discussed the possible benefits offered by reduced border crossing times and enhanced co-operation between authorities.

Dr. Ziyadov said: “The new Port of Baku completely operates in line with the modern standards.

“The co-operation between the Port of Baku and the OSCE, and the sister ports of the Caspian region which starts today is another crucial step in administering further environmental protection and accelerating more efficient and timely data exchange in the Caspian region.”

Žugić added: “Producing more energy with less emission has become a major concern for a sustainable future.

“Renewable energy and energy efficiency are part of the answer to reduce the environmental footprint of the way we produce and consume energy. It is the way to go.”