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KTZ to increase freight turnover in 2018

The freight turnover in JSC "NC "KTZ" will reach up to 214 billion ton-kilometers, it was known at the expanded meeting, where Head of JSC "NC "Kazakhstan Temir Zholy" Kanat Alpysbayev summed up the results of the work for 2017 and identified the tasks for the present year.
Astana city 10 January, 14:31

In 2017, the operating freight turnover was about 208.8 billion ton-kilometers, which is 10% higher than in 2016. Loading was 242 million tons, and increased by 12% to the level of 2016.

"The transportation of socially important freights is provided in full. 103.2 million tons of coal were shipped, which is 13 million tons, or 14% more than in 2016. The volume of loading grain and grocery products in grain equivalent amounted to 13.5 million tons. Grain is loaded with 8.9 million tons (104% by 2016), refined products - 3.2 million tons (112% by 2016)", the Head of the national company reported.

The volume of transit railway transportation of goods amounted to 16 million tons, which is 23% more than in 2016.

"In 2018, the total volume of transit traffic is planned to increase to 17.1 million tons. The growth rates of container traffic almost doubled in the direction of China-Europe-China, their volume was about 201 thousand TEU. In 2018, the total volume of transport by China-Europe-China communication will be about 340 thousand TEU", was announced during the meeting.

The launch of the Kuryk ferry complex and the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line gave an additional impetus to the export container transportation along the Transcaspian transport route. A significant event of the integration of Kazakhstan's logistics infrastructure into the global transportation network was the entry into the capital of the Dry Port of the SEZ "Khorgos - Eastern Gate" of the world's largest company COSCO Shipping.

Thus, according to KTZ information, the freight turnover in 2018 should reach 214 billion ton-kilometers, passenger turnover - 15 billion passenger-kilometers, the operating profit should be about 170 billion tenge. By 2020, it is necessary to increase revenues from transit up to 5 billion US dollars a year, increasing transportation to 2 million containers.