Kazakhstan Railways will build a terminal in the Chinese city of Xi’an, the most important transport hub of the country on the New Silk Road. Xi’an has agreed to provide 8 hectares of land for the construction of the terminal at Xi’an Dry Port, Railway Supply reports with reference to RailFreight


According to Kazakhstan Railways, 40 percent of freight arriving in the Xi’an International Port area comes from Kazakhstan. And for its part, Xi’an accounts for 30 percent of all traffic on the New Silk Road. Xi’an’s logistical importance to Kazakhstan is obvious. Kazakhstan is the first transit country for trains on the route from China to Europe. Thus, Kazakhstan contributes greatly to the success of the China-Europe Express.

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The country recently noted that transit time through Kazakhstan has been cut in half compared to last year, from 12 days to 6 days, and wants to further reduce that time to five days by the end of 2023. Building its own terminal in Xi’an could further reduce travel time, as the rail company would be able to provide travel to the final destination. This could lead to less paperwork and shorter waiting times in Xi’an.

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