Information published on 31 January 2017 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 533.

Kazakhstan: Opportunities and development of continental transport on the Silk Road through the port of Lianyungang in China and dry port of the Khorgos East Gate SEZ discussed in Seoul, South Korea

The presentation was held by representatives of the JSC Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (KTZ) group of companies logistics unit with the participation of the joint Kazakh-Chinese terminal at the port of Lianyungang administration, seaport of Lianyungang vice president for logistics and containerization Mr Zhang Ziyang, along with global ports operator DP World specialists.

Among the participants of the meeting were representatives of the South Korean community: Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs, KORAIL Railways Corporation, HYUNDAI, KIA Motors, LG, Lotte, SJ Logistics Group company representatives and other major engineering, trade and logistics companies.
Exporters and representatives of the logistics business underlined the competitive advantages and prospects of transport through the logistics system of Kazakhstan and its partners on the New Silk Road route.

“The Kazakh-Chinese terminal at the port of Lianyungang as well as the transport and logistics infrastructure of the Khorgos East Gate Special Economic Zone (SEZ), linking the major poles of the world economy in Eurasia through the territory of Kazakhstan, are represented as freight traffic consolidation centres for the supply chain organisation”, said Mr Sergey Anashkin, Executive Director of JSC KTZ Express in his speech.

Participants expressed a keen interest in promoting their products to markets in Europe, Turkey, Iran and Central Asia, using logistics capabilities of the Silk Road through the logistics infrastructure of Kazakhstan and China.

In addition, within the bilateral talks, parties agreed to the development of logistics services on the route.

Kazakhstan has experience in organising container trains from Lianyungang terminal in Europe, Turkey and Central Asia, and in this regard, the issue of regular active land/container lines and marketing of global partnerships to attract cargo, including with Japan, Vietnam and Malaysia.

(Source: KTZ)