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Russian and Kazakh Railways To Jointly Develop Agroexpress Container Service

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Port Wings News Network:

CEO and Chairman of the Board of Russian Railways Oleg Belozerov and Chairman of the Board of JSC NC KTZ  Nurlan Sauranbayev recently signed a memorandum of cooperation in organizing of transporting agricultural products by rail in Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan). Prime Ministers of Russia and Kazakhstan Mikhail Mishustin and Askar Mamin also took part in the ceremony.

According to the document, the parties will jointly increase the volume of traffic within the Agroexpress service, which specializes in the expedited delivery of agro-industrial and food products in container trains, both between countries and in transit.

This service is constantly being improved by expanding the list of routes and the use of modern transportation solutions, refrigerated containers, and flexitanks, allowing us to offer customers the ability to ship a wide range of goods and guarantee safety during transportation.

The general partner of Agroexpress in Kazakhstan is KTZ Express JSC (a subsidiary of KTZ) and, in Russia, JSC RZD Logistics (subsidiary of Russian Railways).

Joint development of the service includes working out and approving the cargo base, as well as establishing the exact routes and trains schedules.

More Than 80% of Railway Freight Traffic between Russia and Kazakhstan Will Be Processed Electronically by 2023

General Director and Chairman of the Board of Russian Railways Oleg Belozerov and Chairman of the Board of JSC NC KTZ Nurlan Sauranbayev signed a roadmap to speed up the digitalization of freight traffic using electronic documents with e-signatures.

This includes working with shippers and consignees to disseminate the new technology.

In particular, consultations with ministries and departments on the conditions for electronic legal documents are planned.

This roadmap should result in an increase in the transportation of goods and empty wagons between the countries using paperless technology to 80% by 2022 and, for the transit transportation of goods and empty wagons between EAEU member states, to 50% by the same year.

A test transportation of export cargo using paperless technology from Kazakhstan to third countries in transit through Russia will also be carried out as part of the project.

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