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02.12.2016

UTLC has dispatched 1000th train on the route China-Europe-China since the beginning of 2016

Alma-Ata, December, 2. JSC United Transport and Logistics Company (JSC UTLC), a subsidiary of JSC NC Kazakhstan Temir Zholy, JSC Russian Railways and NU Belarusian Railways, has organized the dispatch of the 1000th container train from the beginning of 2016 on the route China-Europe-China.

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Jubilee train composed of forty-one 40-foot containers with the products of the company Hewlett Packard (HP) passed on December, 2 in transit via station Altynkol and dry port of SEZ "Khorgos - Eastern Gate". Customs procedures, as well as transshipment on the 1520 mm gauge were carried out for 55 minutes. The train is scheduled to arrive at station Brest for transshipment and subsequent dispatch to the point of destination in Europe on December, 7.

According to the first vice-president of UTLC Erzhan Zhakishev, in 2017, UTLC is planning to transfer 100% of the volume of transit traffic to station Altynkol taking advantage of facilities of the dry port of SEZ "Khorgos - Eastern Gate".

JSC UTLC is the first integrative business project in the space of the Eurasian Economic Union, which aims to achieve a synergetic effect from the merger of transit potential of three railways in the East-West corridor.

"This year we may already note a twofold increase in traffic volume compared with the previous year, when 47 thousand TEUs were transported. In 2017, we are planning to increase transportation by 40% ", said Erzhan Zhakishev.