Georgia serves as an entry gate to the Caucasus and Central Asia as well as a stepping stone to the region. Leveraging its location, transport economy of Georgia can benefit from large addressable transit flows, growing economies and landlocked resources.Geographically well situated in the Southern Caucasus, Georgia can be reached easily from most major European, Central Asian and Middle Eastern cities. International Airports, with 40 direct international connections, offers easy access to capital of Georgia.The region is very dynamic in GDP and trade development, promising future growth on most of the flows. Answering this demand, existing transport economy in Georgia is already transit based – rail and ports have transit transportation ratios of >70%. Nevertheless, the market share of Georgia in addressable flows is still quite low – particularly in Central Asia. This translates into a latent demand for transit and logistics infrastructure in Georgia, particularly in dry bulk and containers. Strategic location and transport infrastructure offer potentially huge economic opportunity for Georgia:
» Benefits to all sectors relying on inter-connectivity;
» Opportunity of routing own production into major flows;
» Ensure regional (economic) integration;
» Opportunity to attract industries around large transit flows;
» Direct GDP and employment impact;
» Purchasing power and competitiveness increase through decreasing cost of imports and exports.
The vision for the logistics corridor needs to be backed by sizing the aspiration for additional flows. As a major regional transport-transit hub, Georgia offers significant distribution opportunities through its newly renovated and expanded transport infrastructure, which includes an upgrading international highway, wideningrailway network, newly renovated international airports and developing seaports.
With its extensive transport infrastructure, Georgia is an attractive destination for most international investors.