Kazakhstan reduces delivery time for goods going from China to Europe

Correspondent for Business News department
Казахстан сократил сроки доставки грузов из Китая в Европу
Kazakhstan has cut the delivery time for goods from China to Europe by half / Photo: Shutterstock

According to Vice Minister of Transport Satzhan Ablaliev, Kazakhstan has effectively reduced the period of transportation and delivery of goods from China to Europe by almost a week. Last year, cargo transit on the same route took about 45 days, the Ministry of Transport reported on its website.

The official also reported that a Joint Committee for Transportation Development will be created to increase the speed and quality of transit transportation. The country’s parliament is already going to review and ratify a corresponding agreement between Kazakhstan and Turkey on international combined transport of goods. According to Ablaliev, the project aims to simplify cargo transportation with the help of various types of transport.

«We are working on reducing the delivery time of goods from China to Europe on the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route (TITR). It involves railway, road and water transport. As of today, the delivery time for cargo and goods along the route has been reduced to 19-23 days, including six days when cargo goes through Kazakhstan’s territory. This is twice as fast as last year. The agreement is going to boost the development of the TITR,» Ablaliev said.

The new agreement is expected to have a positive impact on cargo transportation between the two countries by roads, railways and water. In particular, the two sides will use railway and ferry transport for shipments across the Caspian Sea, provide necessary services for international container block-trains and determine conditions for cargo shipments between the two countries, taking into account the customs clearance rules.

In October 2023, Kazakhstan’s government said it would boost the volume of transit going through the country from 23.2 million tons in 2022 to 35 million tons by 2030 or by 1.5 times within seven years.

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