(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 3. The time for transit
of goods through the territory of Kazakhstan via the Trans-Caspian
International Transport Route (TITR) has been reduced from 12 to 6
days, Alikhan Smailov, Prime Minister of Kazakhstan said at the
government meeting, trend reports via the PM's press service.
'Due to the active work on the Kazakhstan section of the route,
the transit time of goods through the territory of the country has
been cut in half year-on-year. At the same time, it is planned to
reduce the transit time up to five days by the end of 2023,' he
According to the Kazakh authorities, in general, the delivery
time of goods from China to Black Sea ports through the TITR has
already decreased from 38-53 to 19-23 days, and by the end of 2023
should reach 14-18 days.
At the same time, as it was noted at the meeting, it is planned
to create a container hub in the port of Aktau, upgrade the fleet
of transshipment equipment and restore oil loading berths, and
build a new berth in the port of Kuryk, launch multifunctional and
It is also expected that 10 oil barges, 8 ferries, 6 tankers and
container ships will start operating in the Caspian Sea by
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