Kazakh goods - to Europe via Klaipėda Sea Port? (Exclusive)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov.8
By Nargiz Sadikhova – Trend:
Considering the fact, that most of world cargo is shipped by sea, Lithuania offers Kazakh companies to use potential of the Klaipėda Sea Port as the transit hub, a representative of Ministry of Transport and Communications of Lithuania told Trend.
According to the representative of the ministry, Lithuania has a strategic location with very business-friendly dynamics.
“The country offers easy and rapid access to three important markets: the Baltic Sea Region, the European Union (EU) and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Lithuania offers a well-functioning multimodal transport system of railway, maritime, road and air transport connections, as well as an interoperable transport network of two railway gauges – Russian standard gauge and European standard gauge, and 30 min for border crossing formalities at the EU and CIS border crossing with simplified administrative procedures of cargo documentation,” the official said.
Thus, due to the benefits the Lithuanian transport and logistics infrastructure can offer, Lithuania could become a cargo transit gateway for the Kazakhstan business to Europe.
As noted by the representative, parties often discuss the opportunities to carry goods by container trains, opportunities to raise carriages via Klaipėda port.
“Considering the fact, that more than 90 percent of world cargo is shipped by sea, we offer Kazakhstan companies to use the potential of the Klaipėda Sea Port as the transit hub. Klaipėda Sea Port is at the crossroad of two international transport corridors and serves as a bridge both for East-West and North-South distribution chains,” the official said.
Klaipėda Sea Port is an important node of East-West transport and logistics chain providing services to domestic as well as to international markets. It provides all maritime business and cargo-related services: stevedoring, shipbuilding, ship repair, logistics, cargo forwarding and agency services.
In 2018, Klaipėda Sea Port had another successful year with the turnover of 46.6 million tones and strengthened leading position in the Baltic States. For the last 15 years the average annual growth in the port consists of 6.6 percent.
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