Information published on 21 June 2016 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 504.

Kazakhstan: Wagon carrier will be built for Kazakhstan in Croatia

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JSC NC Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (KTZ) signed the contract in Zagreb with Croatian shipbuilding enterprise Uljanik for the construction of the wagon carrier.

The signing of the contract took place with the participation of the President of Croatia Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic. The document was signed by the head of JSC NC Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (KTZ) Askar Mamin and CEO of Uljanik Gianni Rossanda.

JSC NC Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (KTZ) takes an active part in the implementation of the “Nurly Zhol” programme, aimed at further development of transit-transport potential, transport and logistics infrastructure in Kazakhstan.

Projects implemented by the Company contribute to increasing transit traffic through the territory of the country and the provision of multi-modal transportation of goods.
On the Caspian Sea an important project is being implemented to build the ferry complex in the port of Kuryk.

As Askar Mamin noted, “Currently with partners from Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey, China we are implementing measures to increase the freight traffic on the Trans-Caspian international transport corridor”. Development of this route will ensure the efficiency of logistics, growth in international trade. To do this we need modern ferries."

“Kazakhstan is an important part of the global market with great potential for mutually beneficial cooperation”, said the CEO of the Uljanik shipbuilding company Gianni Rossanda and noted that “the Croatian side will provide the supply of ferries and carry out the transfer of technology to further work in the field of shipbuilding.”
Ferry vessel for the transport of railway carriages in the Caspian Sea will be built at the oldest shipyard in Croatia.

(Source: KTZ)