Information published on 11 July 2017 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 556.

Kazakhstan: JSC KTZ Express, Sinotrans Limited and Lanzhou Pacific Logistics Co., Ltd agree on running regular container trains

The framework agreements on strategic cooperation were signed in Lanzhou (China) between KTZ Express (a subsidiary of JSC NC KTZ) and Sinotrans Limited and Lanzhou Pacific Logistics Co., Ltd.

The agreements are aimed at deepening mutually beneficial cooperation in the organisation of the regular international container trains running from China to Central Asia, Iran, Turkey, Europe, Vietnam and in the reverse communication through the territory of Kazakhstan using the logistics infrastructure of the Altynkol station and the dry port of the SEZ “Khorgos - Eastern gates”.

Vice-president of KTZ Express E. Kulakov noted that “carrying out transportation on these routes will contribute to increasing transit by attracting cargo from China to trans-Kazakhstan routes and strengthening mutually beneficial cooperation in the transport and logistics area”.

Under the Agreements the parties agreed to attract cargo flows to / from Central Asia, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Iran and Europe to / from the China with a gradual reorientation to the Altynkol border crossing.

The partners also considered issues of cooperation in the field of transportation of raw materials to / from the regions of Central Asia, Kazakhstan, including using the KTZ Express refrigerated container park, and the creation of consolidation and distribution centres.

(Source: KTZ)