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World experience of German logistics for the development of transit potential of Kazakhstan

On February 19, 2015 the Union of Transport of Kazakhstan “KAZLOGISTICS” held a meeting with the Chairman of the Board of the Port of Duisburg Duisport AG Mr. Erich Shtaake. It was attended by representatives of “Kaztransservice”, JSC “Kedentransservice”, “Kazpost” and others.

The meeting was initiated by Mr. Erich Shtaake, in connection with the business interest of the Federal Republic of Germany to take part in the development of transit potential of Kazakhstan and improvement of existing freight from China via the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation to Western Europe

It is worth noting that Mr. Shtaake is a graduate in economics and trade organization. After graduation, he worked in senior positions in well-known international concerns, in particular, Bertelsmann AG, Gütersloh, is the chairman of the Supervisory Board of Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG 2, the member of the advisory board of the Federal Association of logistics enterprises in Germany (BVL), a member of the Board of Trustees of the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics (IML).

During the meeting, a joint discussion of strategic issues of further development of international cooperation between two parties

The General Director of the Union of Transport of Kazakhstan “KAZLOGISTICS” Almagambetov Kanat Esmuhanovich expressed an interest in the successful experience of operation of the port of Duisburg for further exchange of experience in the development of transit potential of Kazakhstan.

Mr. Erich Shtaake was presented activity of the port of Duisburg, which is currently the world’s largest container port river with a total turnover of 123 million tons (2012: 110 million tons). To date, the port of Duisburg is a multi-modal hub and an important link in the transportation system, not only in Europe but throughout the continent.

Among the key recommendations for the development of Kazakhstan’s transit hub in the region, Mr. Shtaake noted the need for strategic regional allocation when choosing the location of construction of transport and logistics centers (south- development of Almaty, the north — the development of Astana). He said that he sees a great future for the activity of FEZ “Khorgos”.

As a result of the meeting, the parties reached agreement on the organization of joint activities, contributing to the development of business relations between the business communities of Germany and Kazakhstan in the transport sector. Management of the port of Duisburg was officially invited to participate in three international transport and logistics business — forum “New Silk Road”, which will be held in May this year


The Union of Transport of Kazakhstan “KAZLOGISTICS” is a union of transport and logistics organizations and associations of Kazakhstan, which is the focal point of public transport logistics, global transit potential of Kazakhstan and the synergy of all modes of transport. The objectives of the Union of Transport of Kazakhstan “KAZLOGISTICS” is the interaction with public authorities on the development of transport and logistics system (TLS) and the development of public-private partnership, participation in the development of legislative and regulatory acts, support members KAZLOGISTICS in the implementation of projects in the field of transport services , the development of multimodal transportation in the region, assistance in the implementation of innovations in the field of logistics, as well as assistance in the promotion and integration of Kazakhstan into the world TLS transport system. To date, the actual members of the union are 550 companies, which include Globalink Logistics Group, LLP IEC “Transistema”, JSC “Kedentransservice”, “Kaztransservice”, JSC “Kaztemirtrans”, JSC “Kazpost” JSC “Air Astana” , JSC MEC “ATASU”, JSC “Airline “SCAT”, LLP “ETK- Trans”, JSC Istkomtrans, KAO, BUT LE” APMT "and so on. The founders are JSC “NC “KTZ” KazAPO, Casati, ANEK, “KTZ -Express”

Port of Duisburg, with a turnover of 100 million tons is the largest inland port in Europe, the world’s largest inland transshipment point konteynerov300 regular departures per week, the number one railway hub in Europe. From Duisburg you can reach any significant industrial region — and the network is constantly expanding. About 20 operators and companies providing services on the railways, decided in favor of the center in Duisburg, which is particularly active in the direction of Eastern Europe.

The biggest river port in Europe is considered both the most western harbors Germany: located in Duisburg numerous shipping companies regularly carried a short distance to direct messages “sea-river” in Scandinavia, the UK and the Iberian Peninsula. Every year in Duisburg reloaded about two million tons of cargo on 2,000 ships, having the ability to walk by rivers. In the past fiscal year in the “duysporte” As a leading logistics center in Europe, the communications center for Central Europe, handled 712,000 standard containers (TEU). The fact that “duysport” relies on combined transport, it confirms the share boxes transported by rail: With more than 360,000 TEU rail mode of transport overtaken in this group of goods shipping mode of transport. With a share of 30 per cent of the turnover of the ship and rail container is negotiable item number one “duysporte.”

The press service of the Union of Transport of Kazakhstan “KAZLOGISTICS”

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