Kazakhstan, Russia and China are creating a new transport hub

Kazakhstan Temir Zholy, Slavtrans-Service JSC (RF) and the Chinese company Xian Free Trade Port Construction and Operation Co. Ltd launched the construction of a new transport and logistics center CRK Terminal at Selyatino station (Moscow region, Russian Federation).

As part of the ceremonial launch of construction, a container train consisting of 53 containers was sent “HUB to HUB” from Selyatino station to Xi’an.

The key logistics hub is designed to develop direct transport links between the Kazakh-Chinese terminal in Xi’an (PRC), Russia and other countries.

The implementation of the project will provide several advantages for transshipment and cargo handling, including for Kazakhstan’s shippers, will have a positive impact on delivery times, and will contribute to medium- and long-term planning of container transportation. The joint venture will allow maximum use the potential of project participants and expand the range of services provided in logistics and terminal activities.

For reference: In 2023, the volume of transit cargo transportation by railthrough Kazakhstan in the China-Russia direction and back amounted to 3.8 million tons (an increase of 35% by 2022). In the first quarter of 2024, transit traffic in the China-Russia-China direction remains at the 2023 level – 0.9 million tons.

Press service of Kazakhstan Temir Zholy

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