Finland-based operator Nurminen Logistics, has started regular railway transport operations from Finland and Europe to Kazakhstan in co-operation with Kazakh State Railways (KTZE), the company’s press service said.
The first consignment left Helsinki for Kazakhstan at the end of November and the next shipments will be in December. The route serves the import and export needs of Nordic and Central European customers. The goods can be transported in 40 HC shipping containers.
Nurminen Logistics, one of KTZE’s partners, will increase departures from Europe to Kazakhstan to three times a week starting from December.
In March 2022 Nurminen Logistics and Kazakhstan Railways decided to commercialize the international multimodal Trans-Caspian route between China and Europe, combining rail and maritime transport.
The European Union is Kazakhstan’s largest trading partner and the EU’s share accounted for 29.7% of Kazakhstan’s total trade in goods in 2020, the company says.
“Nurminen’s long-standing Eastern market intelligence and strong partnership with Kazakh State Railways enable the building of service solutions that provide a competitive edge for customers in Central Asia,” says Marjut Linnajärvi, VP Sales, in charge of the railway logistics business. ///nCa, 2 December 2022