5 Aug 2022 10:51

Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan to increase container railway services to China

MOSCOW. Aug 5 (Interfax) - The national railways of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan intend to increase container shipments to China.

Russian Railways (RZD) CEO Oleg Belozerov, Belarusian Railway head Vladimir Morozov and Kazakhstan Temir Joly (KTJ) CEO Nurlan Sauranbayev discussed this issue in a video conference call, RZD said in a press release.

Belozerov and Morozov noted the significant increase in requests from Russian and Belarusian freight shippers for service to China through Kazakhstan, the company said.

There is also a trend toward the recovery of transit volume and growth of requests for shipments in the services of Unified Transport Logistics Company - Eurasian Railways Alliance (UTLC ERA) in all directions.

The heads of the three railway companies discussed proposals for getting the growing export volumes across the Kazakh-Chinese border, including forming longer trains and further improving the technology of operations at border crossings with China Railway, RZD said.