The Argus Caspian Transportation service includes a Russian-language report that provides essential coverage of the transportation markets in central Asia and the Caspian region.

The swift development of infrastructure and commodity markets in the region has boosted the importance of price information and analysis for market participants, who are looking to improve their transport operations, choose the best shipping options and respond promptly to market activity.

The report covers bulk and dry cargo shipments including crude and oil products, coal, metals, fertilizers, petrochemical products and LPG.

Key features


Russian language

This weekly service is published in Russian language by our expert team of specialists on the ground in the region.


Rail shipments

Key data on rail shipments, rail tariffs, statistical data, analysis of trade flows and information on rail congestion.

Pipeline shipments

Transport and associated costs for pipeline shipments of crude from Kazakhstan through the Caspian Sea, Russia and China.

Freight rates

Monthly freight rates for tanker shipments of crude, oil products and bulk shipments of metals in the region.


Afghanistan coverage

Fuel shipments by tanker trucks in Afghanistan.

Imports and exports

The latest import and export data for shipments across Central Asia and the Caspian for crude, oil products and fertilisers.

Customers that benefit

The Argus Caspian Transportation service is a must-read for anyone involved in the transportation markets in central Asia and the Caspian region. Below are examples of how some clients use this service:
  • Shipping and forwarding companies

    Use our price assessments to calculate freight rates for crude cargoes.

  • Cargo owners and suppliers to Tajikistan and importers

    Use these price assessments to substantiate their prices before Tajik customs authorities.

  • Terminal operators

    Use Argus data to track cargo traffic and validate their rates for cargo handling.

  • Traders and importers

    Use our assessments of Russian-Kazakh border prices as reference prices from Russian sellers and Kazakh buyers of oil products.

  • Regulators and customs authorities

    Use the information to assess customs duties on oil products imports.

  • Transportation companies in Kazakhstan

    Use Argus Caspian Transportation to determine the rental rates of their railcars.

Key price assessments

Argus prices are recognised by the market as trusted and reliable indicators of the real market value. Explore some of our most widely used and relevant price assessments.