STL starts China rail service to Central Asia, CIS
Soyuztranslink, a privately owned multimodal freight forwarder, has started logistics management, freight and transport services between China and Kazakhstan.
STL said there has been a 400 percent increase in trade between China and Kazakhstan in the last four years, estimating the current value of the trade at $10 billion.
“The growth in trade between China and Kazakhstan and also other CIS countries has increased demand for time definite logistics and freight services,” said Elena Yusupova, STL’s business development director. “With trade turnover between China and Kazakhstan forecast to grow to $30 billion by 2010 we see our business growing significantly in the next four years.”
As an official partner of Kazakhstan Railways, STL provides gateway services to all major trading commercial centers via the border station Alashankou. STL manages the movement of rail freight to warehouses for onward distribution throughout the CIS region, providing tracking and tracing, inventory management and proof of delivery. From the border of Kazakhstan trucking services are also available.
Customs clearance, storage and logistics services can also be arranged for all air freight shipments arriving in Almaty, Tashkent, Bishkek, Baku, Dushanbe and Ashgabad airports.