The traffic volume via the Trans-Caspian international transport route is planned to be increased to 5.5 million metric tons of cargo per year, the Kazakhstan Temir Zholy said.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the working group of the Coordination Committee of the Trans-Caspian international transport route. It was held under the chairmanship of the Kazakhstan Temir Zholy president Askar Mamin in Baku last Monday.
“The issues relating to the competitive rates for transportation of goods, the formation of a complex rate on the container trains on the Trans-Caspian international transport route were discussed during the meeting. Despite the slowdown in economic activity in the region, the participants worked out a number of joint actions to achieve the traffic level through the Trans-Caspian international transport route at the level of 5.5 million metric tons per year,” the national company said.
Moreover, the sides have agreed to take measures for container service via the China-Kazakhstan-Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey by using the Zhezkazgan-Beineu new railway line, Aktau seaport, as well as the Akhalkalaki-Kars railway line which is under construction by creating the appropriate tariff conditions this year.