Container transit via major Kazakh port significantly increases
Baku, Azerbaijan, August 10
By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:
The volume of transit container transport via territory of Kazakhstan amounted to 351,600 TEU since the beginning of the year, which is 38 percent more compared to the same period of last year, Trend reports with reference to Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (Kazakhstan Railways).
During the reporting period the exciting growth rate on the China/Asia – Europe - Kazakhstan – China/Asia container transit route has been preserved and the container traffic with countries of Central Asia has increased by 51 percent.
Furthermore, some 2,900 TEU of container have been delivered via Trans-Caspian International Transport Route, which is 60 percent more than during the same period of last year.
In addition, the volume of container transit via Aktau port amounted to 1,800 TEU, which is 15 times more than during the reporting period of 2018.
The Trans-Caspian International Transport Route (Middle Corridor) starts from Southeast Asia and China, runs through Kazakhstan, the Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan, Georgia and further to European countries.
Aktau Sea Port is located on the east coast of the Caspian Sea at the intersection of several international transport corridors, thereby providing the transportation of dry cargo, crude oil and oil products from east to west, from north to south and back in the direction of Iran, Turkey, Russia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan. 100 percent of the port's share belongs to Kazakhstan Railways.
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