The national company KTZ announced the extension of the transportation plan for November 2023 in the export direction through the Saryagash station to Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan until December 5.
According to the company, the extension of the shipment deadlines became possible thanks to the agreement reached with the Uzbek Railway. This measure will ensure the stability of the transportation process and allow shippers to export additional volumes of cargo.
Last week, KTZ reported that the volume of rail transportation between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan increased by 21% over 10 months. At the same time, exports to Uzbekistan increased by 37%.
In Tashkent on November 21, negotiations were held between KTZ delegations and the Uzbekistan Temir Yollari company, where an increase in the volume of cargo transportation was discussed. To ensure favorable conditions, it is necessary to implement a competitive tariff policy and digitalize the transportation process. The parties also discussed new areas of cooperation and the search for additional opportunities for organizing cargo transportation.
Earlier, the Minister of Trade of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Arman Shakkaliev, stated that the export of finished agricultural products in Kazakhstan does not correspond to the capabilities of producers. “Exporters have something to transport, but nothing to transport,” he said.
According to the transportation plan for November in the export direction, the need to transport 8.5 million tons of cargo was stated, of which only 3.6 million tons were agreed upon, that is, 4.9 million tons were refused to shippers.