Dry port "Khorgos" welcomed first container train from China
Thus the first stage of commercial operations opened.
July 29 the first freight train from China, running to the CIS, arrived to the territory of the Dry Port "Khorgos - Eastern Gate", Kazpravda.kz reports with reference to the press service of the port.
Recall the construction of the facility began in June last year. A year later, the port operator - LLP "KTZE-Khorgos Gateway" processed the first 30 containers, including transshipment and customs clearance. The press service specified that the processing of the full cargo train takes 1 hour 11 minutes.
"Currently the "Dry port" employs 83 people. 12.5 billion tenge has been invested. Total project cost is over 24.4 billion tenge, and it will hire 365 specialists. This will have a positive impact on the development of the entire Panfilov region, stimulate economic growth and, moreover, help Kazakhstan to become the largest transportation and logistics hub in Central Asia," - said general director of "KTZE-Khorgos Gateway" Karl Geisen at the opening of the first stage of the project.
Currently, in the framework of the project the railway lines, container sites are functioning, the necessary handling equipment has been purchased. In September this year, it is also expected to put into operation two temporary storage warehouses. The planned turnover by the end of 2015 is 38 760 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit).
Dry Port "SEZ" Khorgos - Eastern Gate", using the modern logistics technology under the standards of the largest port operator DP World, will be an effective solution for transportation of export and import goods, - the company-operator emphasized.