Kazakhstan Experimenting With Middle Corridor Chinese Cargo Transit

(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 24. Kazakhstan is testinga new mode to transit Chinese cargo through the Middle Corridor,Trend reports viathe country's Ministry of Transport.

According to the ministry, for the first time, a ferry carryingthree Chinese trucks (weighing 80 tons each) carrying products fromthe city of Urumqi was sent along the Middle Corridor from theKazakh Kuryk port to the port of Baku.

"The transit route is the Urumqi-Kuryk-Baku ports of Georgia the first time in history, the possibility of transit ofvehicles (trucks) from China to the Black Sea via the MiddleCorridor through the territories of several states has beenpresented," the ministry pointed out.

An agreement on such an experimental transit route was reachedduring a meeting of the Kazakhstan-China Joint Commission on RoadTransport.

To note, the multimodal route, the Middle Corridor, has beenoperational since 2014, but due to new geopolitical realities, itsusage has increased in recent years.

Its operation covers Aktau and Kuryk ports in Kazakhstan, theBaku International Sea Trade Port, as well as Poti and Batumi inGeorgia.

In 2023, nearly 2.7 million tons of cargo passed through theMiddle Corridor (an 86 percent increase), and in 2024, it isforecasted to reach 4.2 million tons.


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