Railway transport will play a key role for Kazakhstan
President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev noted the need for effective implementation of the country’s transit potential. “Given the current geopolitical situation, Kazakhstan is becoming the most important land corridor between Asia and Europe. We need to make full use of the opportunities that are opening up and become a transport and transit hub,” the Head of State stressed.
The speech of President Tokayev evoked a response in the business circles of Belgium. Thus, Werner Pieters, a top manager of one of the leading Belgian companies Camco Technologies, believes that “given the President’s strategic ambitions to turn Kazakhstan into the largest regional transit hub, rail transport will play a key role.” It is reported by Railway Supply magazine with reference to KazInform.
The Belgian specialist believes that Kazakhstan’s participation in the One Belt, One Road initiative and the operation of new infrastructure facilities are of particular importance. Although most of the world’s trade is carried out by sea, rail transport is the second most important mode of international transport.
Investments in rail and road transport increase the competitiveness of both cross-border and domestic transport in Central Asia, said Werner Peters.
Headquartered in Belgium, Camco Technologies is a pioneer and global leader in artificial intelligence-based technologies. Image recognition technology provides accurate and necessary data to optimize operations and improve the efficiency of ports, inland terminals and border crossings.
Werner Pieters sees many opportunities and benefits for Kazakhstan in the process of business transformation and digitalization of ports, border crossings and railway terminals across the country.
Camco Technologies has been developing automation and digitization services since 2000 and was the first to implement artificial intelligence, neural network technologies in solutions designed to improve the operation of terminals, shipyards and railway stations.
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“By registering every truck, container or semi-trailer at gates and borders, we get a perfect picture of what enters the country or leaves the terminal without having operators manually check trucks and cargo. These manual checks are labor-intensive, error-prone, keep gate traffic moving, and reduce turnaround times for trucks and trains. Manual processing also reduces the efficiency of all subsequent terminal processes, which ultimately affects the bottom line.
Through the collection of data from automatic checks, terminals and customs have immediate access to all the data necessary to organize processes and handle incoming or outgoing containers. Efficiency increases with intelligence, so data logging is repeated at each container or trailer transfer point: at the gate, in the yard at the stacking cranes, on the quay or next to the tracks in combined vehicles,” the Belgian company noted.
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