Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan are keen to use the transit potential more effectively and improve the transport connection between the two countries. First Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan, Commission co-chairman Achilbay Ramatov expressed the country’s interest in the transit potential of the Aktau port, which will contribute to the promotion of products produced in Uzbekistan at the European and Mediterranean markets.
They considered the possibility of organizing the Uzbek export and import shipments through the Kazakh ports of Aktau and Kuryk on Trans-Caspian International Transport Route (TITR), to the development of which Kazakhstan Railways national company pays great attention. Thus, Uzbekistan may join the Trans-Caspian international transport route that lies through the territories of China, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey and further goes to Europe.
Four major international transport corridors cross the territory of Kazakhstan, including the Northern corridor of the Trans-Asian Railway (TAR), the Southern corridor of the Trans-Asian Railway (TAR), Transport Corridor Europe-Caucuses-Asia (TRACECA) and the North-South.
The total length of Uzbek railways makes 4400 km, including 600 km of electrified. Railway transportats make approximately 75 percent of international carriage of goods and 66 percent of freight turnover.