The container train with tared grain, consisting of thirty 20-foot containers belonging to JSC "NC "KTZ" and shipped in the wagons of CJSC "Azerbaijan railways", crossed 5,435 kilometers in 10 days.
The route of the train passed through the ferry port of Kuryk - the port of Alyat in the Caspian Sea. At the same time, an overload was made from wide gauge wagons to narrow-gauge wagons on the new Georgian-Turkish border crossing of Akhalkalaki-Kars.
"Successful implementation of the project became possible as w result of the well-coordinated work of all stakeholders: railway, port, maritime administrations, logistics companies - participants of the Trans-Caspian international transport route", Director of the container transportation department of “KTZ Express” Almat Karimov said.
According to A. Karimov, the dispatch of the container train to the Turkish port of Mersin is organized by the subsidiary company of JSC NC "KTZ" - JSC “KTZ Express”. To create an efficient logistics chain for the delivery of goods on the Trans-Caspian international transport routes, attract container flows and create a balance of freight base, JSC “KTZ Express” offered the consignor a multimodal delivery in containers using the services of road transport and the Kazakhstan transport and logistics infrastructure.
"The potential of the new route is estimated to be 10 million tons of cargo per year. In the near future, the next consignment will be shipped", A. Karimov said.
The Director of the Department also stressed that the launch of routes using multimodal solutions and own terminal infrastructure will allow Kazakhstan to increase the volumes of grain exportations both to Turkey and to other countries of the near and far abroad.