Transpacific traffic volume from Asia – Europe increased by 100 times for 5 years
According to the president of the company, the construction of the railway line Borzhakty – Ersai, dry port and infrastructure on the territory of FEZ “Khorgos – Eastern Gate”, the expansion of Aktau port in the northern direction was completed. The first starting complex at Kuryk port and railway line Almaty-Shu will be put into operation by the end of this year. The company implements projects for construction of a new airport terminal and a new railway station in Astana on the eve of the international exhibition EXPO-2017.
“It is planned to build a modern transport and logistics center in Aktobe, Ust-Kamenogorsk and Aktau in partnership with the private sector until 2018. External terminal network will be rolled out at the points of consolidation and distribution of cargo flows in China, Russia, Central Asia, Turkey, the Gulf States, India and Europe during 2017-2019. The implementation of all these projects will ensure the creation of 22 thousand new jobs, including 13.3 thousand in the operation,” K. Alpysbayev said.
According to the head of the company, “NC” KTZ ” JSC implements a complex of measures on development of transport and logistics services, and integration into the international transport corridors in order to reorient the global supply chains on the Trans-routes. Thus, the company organized a service of high-speed container trains in 2011. In 2016, the volume of container traffic from Asia to Europe is 100 times higher than the level of 2011 year. By 2020, Kazakhstan dry cargo and ferry fleet will be increased to 20 units, which will increase Kazakhstan’s share in the maritime transport of up to 40% (2.8 million tons per year).
“An integrated transport and logistics company was created as part of the development of the corridor China – Europe jointly with Russian and Belarusian railways in 2014. An active work in the development of transit transport corridor “North � South” is carried out. Our partners approved uniform tariffs as part of the development of this corridor. A container train Yiwu – Tehran was launched this year,” K. Alpysbayev informed.
According to the head of the company, the work has improved Kazakhstan’s position in the international ranking of logistics (LPI) from 88 th to 77 th place out of 160 in 2016, which is the best result among the CIS countries.
“Our goal is to enter the top 40 countries with the best logistics climate in 2020. In this connection, the implementation of measures to improve Kazakhstan’s position in the Logistics Performance Index by: the further development of transport and logistics infrastructure; interaction with customs and other authorities on the principle of “one window”; expansion of volumes of intermodal transport of goods; improvement of the use of information technologies in transport; process automation of customs declaration, is carried out,” K. Alpysbayev concluded.
Source: The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan