Kazakhstan And China Trial Cargo Route From Kuryk To Baku

(MENAFN- AzerNews) By Alimat Aliyeva

Kazakhstan and China have launched a test mode of transit cargotransportation to Europe via the Trans-Caspian InternationalTransport Route (TMTM, Middle Corridor) from the Kuryk seaport toBaku, Azernews reports.

"A meeting of the Kazakh-Chinese joint commission on roadtransport was held in Aktau, within the framework of which, for thefirst time in history, a trial transit cargo transportation alongthe China-Kazakhstan-Azerbaijan-Georgia route through the seaportsof Kuryk and Baku was launched," the agency reports.

In particular, according to the Ministry of Transport, the firstthree Chinese trucks weighing 80 tons, which left Urumqi, wereloaded onto a ferry at the port of Kuryk on May 23 for furtherpassage to Baku on the routeChina-Kazakhstan-Azerbaijan-Georgia.

“The agreement signed last year with the Chinese side on roadtransport has become a key moment of mutually beneficialcooperation, opening up limitless opportunities and prospects forthe further development of trade relations. For the first time inthe history, vehicles of the two countries have access to directlytravel to all major commercial cities of the parties and even maketransit through the territories," Ali Altai, Chairman of theCommittee on Road Transport and Transport Control of the Ministryof Transport of Kazakhstan, said at a meeting of thecommission.

According to him, hundreds of millions of tons of cargo fromChina to Western countries are delivered by sea, in terms of up to52 days, in a smaller volume, goods go by rail – in terms of up to22 days. Thanks to the use of the Middle Corridor, vehicles canreduce up to 12 days, delivering cargo "door to door" withoutintermediate loading/ unloading.

The Trans-Caspian International Transport Route is aninternational transport corridor running through China, Kazakhstan,the Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan, Georgia and further to Turkiye andEuropean countries.



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