Kazakhstan, Astana, Jan.26 / Trend L.Podolyak /
The Kazakh railways and National sea shipping company "Kazmortransflot' signed an agreement on cooperation to create 'Sea-Land' integrated transport and logistic product, the Kazakh railways reported on Thursday.
This document aims at integrating ground and sea transport to form transport and logistic system of Kazakhstan. Its practical implementation will contribute to development of export and transit potential of the country, forming competitive transKazakh routes, attracting of new freight traffic, establishment of Kazakh dry cargo and ferry fleet, establishment of ferry complex with relevant port infrastructure, expanding presence of Kazakh fleet in the Caspian and high seas.
Signers of the document expressed interest in creating single mechanism of traffic on one stop shop principle. It will make it possible to offer services with maximum economic effect and attractive conditions for shippers, forwarding agent organizations and other participants of traffic process.
The agreement envisages taking comprehensive measures to ensure attractiveness of routes with the use of sea transport; forming through competitive rate for export, import and transit traffic in the direction of Baku, Iranian and Russian ports with the use of railways and sea routes, forming single register of shippers in export-import and transit directions, conducting analysis of efficiency of alternate routes; organization of measures to increase freight traffic of Kazakh and transit cargo through the Caspian.
A working group for implementation of these tasks will be created which will include representatives of both sides.