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The first regular container train transiting through Kazakhstan was sent from Finland to China

November 10, the train consisting from wagons of KTZ Express, a subsidiary of JSC NC KTZ, was sent from the Finnish station Kouvola to the Chinese Xian.

Representatives of the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Finland, administrations of Kouvola and Xi'an cities, and heads of transport and logistics companies took part in the solemn ceremony of sending the train.

The train with products of the timber industry will cover a distance of more than 8.5 thousand km in 10 days. Over 3 thousand km of which the composition will be traversed through the territory of Kazakhstan with transshipment in the dry port of the Free Trade Zone "Khorgos - Eastern Gate" at the border station Altynkol.

"We are ready to develop cooperation with Finland in the field of rail transportation. The organization and launching of a container train from Finland in transit through Kazakhstan to China and back is a landmark event for all participating countries, " said A. Karimov, Director of the Container Transportation Department of KTZ Express.

The successful implementation of the project was the result of the joint work of multimodal logistics companies - JSC "KTZ Express" and Finnish "Couvola Innovation Oy". The projected potential volume of cargo on the route Kouvola - Buslovskaya - Altynkol - Xian is more than 1 million tons per year.

Let us note that in December 2016 an Agreement was signed between Kazakhstan, Finland, Russia and China on the opening of the "Eastern Transport Corridor".

Press-office of JSC NC KTZ

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