Longest container train from China arrives in Turkmenistan for the first time

Published: 26 November, 2020

Today, the longest container train from China arrived in Turkmenistan in transit through the territory of Kazakhstan for the first time. Turkmenportal was informed about this in the open joint-stock company Transport and Logistics Center of Turkmenistan.

Starting two weeks ago from Qingdao, China, a container train with a groupage cargo, consisting of 40-lb. containers in the amount of 48 units, proceeded along the Altynkol-Bolashak route and arrived today at the Turkmen station Serhetyak, bordering Kazakhstan. It will arrive at his final destination - Anev - on September 11, covering a total of 8,780 kilometers.

In the implementation of this transportation, the Open Joint Stock Company "Transport and Logistics Center of Turkmenistan" was assisted by its trusted partners - "KTZ Express" JSC and "Turkmen Ak Yol" company.

"This transportation is the most optimal and cost-effective: the well-coordinated work of all parties ensures the delivery of goods to the destination in 12-15 days," the Transport and Logistics Center of Turkmenistan OJSC, which is the only container operator in our country that owns more half of the fitting platforms and providing a wide range of logistics services.

It should be noted that the launch of a container line from China to the Caspian Sea became possible thanks to the operation of the Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran railway, which is one of the branches of the North-South international transport corridor, which began operation in 2014.

Last year, the first 45 container train to China departed from Turkmenistan in transit through Kazakhstan.

In the near future, it is planned to carry out such transportation of goods in both directions 2 times a month.