Georgia plays an important role as logistical hub for all types of transportation: ship, railway, streets, and pipelines.
The South Caucasus Pipeline (SCP) carries gas from Azerbaijan`s Shah Deniz field to Turkey through Georgia. SCP and the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline are the only ways for hydrocarbon transports from Central Asia without crossing Russian and Iranian territories. SCP will be connected with the Trans Anatolia Gas Pipeline and the Trans Adriatic Pipeline, which will allow fast transit to EU markets.
Georgia serves as logistical hub between Central Asia and Eastern Europe as part of the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route (TCITR), the railway linking Georgia (Tbilisi) with Azerbaijan (Baku) and Turkey (Kars). The country is part of the fast overland cargo transport route between China and Europe, the new Silk Road Project, implemented by China, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey. It offers reduced cargo transport times for containers from China to Europe of less than 14 days.