Turkmenistan Transports Polypropylene to China For First Time By Rail

Published: 02 November, 2020

Transport and Logistics Center of Turkmenistan (TULM) Open Joint Stock Company facilitated the transportation of polypropylene to China through the territory of Kazakhstan along the North-South railway route, which is being carried out for the first time.

TULM told Business Turkmenistan online outlet that the first container train, consisting of 42 40-foot containers, was sent from the port of Turkmenbashi on August 12 this year and will be delivered to Qingdao station of China in 12-15 days.

At the same time, a container train consisting of 48 40-foot containers will arrive from China to Turkmenistan. These trains will cross at the Altynkol station in Kazakhstan. The containers are currently being reloaded from wagons belonging to Turkmenistan to Chinese ones and vice versa.

The total length of the route is 8,746 kilometers, of which 712 kilometers pass through Turkmenistan from Turkmenbashi port to Serhetyaka, 3,450 kilometers pass through Kazakhstan from Bolashak to Altynkol and 4,584 kilometers pass through China from Horgos to Qingdao.

TULM added that this way of transportation is the most optimal and cost-effective for exporting polypropylene to China.

TULM plans to carry out this type of transportation on a regular basis. The company intends to continue to contribute to the development of international railway communications of Turkmenistan and its trade relations with other countries.