Kazakhstan launched Trans-Caspian corridor bypassing Russia


KTZ Express JSC, a subsidiary of Kazakhstan Railways (Kazakhstan Temir Zholy, KTZ), launched a container train from Chinese Xian (Shaanxi Province) to Turkish Izmit, located on the northern coast of the Sea of ​​Marmara. This was reported by the press service of KTZ.


On April 15, 2020, the indicated train carrying 41 40-foot standard container departed from Xi'an. It must cover a distance of 6,7 thousand km in 16 days. Its route from China to Turkey passes through Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Georgia along the Trans-Caspian corridor, bypassing Russia.

It is clarified that the composition of the border with Kazakhstan will cross in Altinkol. Then he will head to the Caspian Sea, having traveled all over Kazakhstan. From the port of Aktau on board the cargo will be forwarded through the Caspian Sea to Baku. Then, by the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway, the cargo will go to Turkey.

At the same time, the head of KTZ Express JSC, Dmitry Abdullayev, said that this route will provide exporters of Kazakhstan with the opportunity to deliver their products to Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey, as well as to the ports of the Black and Mediterranean Seas.

We remind you that the implementation of the Trans-Caspian international transport corridor connecting China and Europe bypassing Russia began in 2013. Beijing is trying to diversify its traffic flows so as not to depend on Moscow.
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  1. Yuri Mikhailovsky (Yuri Mikhailovsky) April 16 2020 15: 16
    +1
    So some WORLD derzhava already started this route. And tears, and bonnets, and flowers were ...
    1. Alex_na_Volge_2020 (Alexander) April 18 2020 14: 07
      +2
      And it’s not too early to draw dubious global conclusions based on the controversial information about the test run of the only China-Europe container train along the corridor through 4 countries with unstable position, unqualified personnel, and also the ferry service ...? It seems to me that the esteemed global predictor also made tragic comic forecasts when sending a similar train from Ukraine to China in January 2016 with a gastronomic connoisseur of ties known among talkers, and more than 4 years have passed. Where is the result?
  2. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) April 16 2020 16: 47
    -9
    Its route from China to Turkey passes through Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Georgia along the Trans-Caspian corridor, bypassing Russia.
    It is specified that the composition of the border with Kazakhstan will cross in Altynkol. Then he will head to the Caspian Sea, having traveled all over Kazakhstan. From the port of Aktau on board the cargo will be forwarded through the Caspian Sea to Baku. Then, by the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway, the cargo will go to Turkey.

    - Is China going to such costs ??? -Only on sled dogs this cargo will not be delivered ...
    - This is how it is necessary to hate Russia so that even such a greedy entity ... as China, could go to such expenses as to only weaken Russia's influence ...
    - Well, and from the "Bakhtiyar" ... "states" ... - what a demand .. - they are always ready to annoy Russia (and put a pig on Russia ... - even despite the Muslim bans on pork ... -Hahah) - so everything is natural and not surprising ... - But they will whistle ... they will fly in this "partnership" with China ... like plywood over Paris ... - China will not stand on ceremony with them ... - but just three he will skin them off ... - and there will be no one to complain ... - This is not a compassionate Russia, which is ready to help, help out, save, etc ... - Well, let them have ... - what they have ... - that they deserve ... - And I don't feel sorry for them at all ...
    1. Hayer31 Offline Hayer31
      Hayer31 (Kashchei) April 17 2020 05: 17
      0
      Do you consider the fact that Russian Railways is not able to provide cargo flow over the next 50 years? Since the capitalist considers how much investment went into the Russian Railways, they did not change the paperwork, but specifically the rails, etc.
      1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
        gorenina91 (Irina) April 17 2020 06: 12
        -5
        - This is exactly the moment when the concept of "Capitalism - and nothing personal" - is absolutely unsuitable ... China is pursuing a deliberate stifling policy towards Russia and - for this it uses absolutely all methods ... - It also uses the "Bakhtiarov" limitrophes, who are ready to betray Russia at any moment ... - This is one thing ...
        -And the second is that Russian Railways can provide any freight traffic through the territory of Russia (with the replacement of tracks, rails, sleepers, semaphores, etc.), but recently such tasks have simply not been set ... reason that in Russia for about 30 years no tasks have been set to raise the industrial and economic potential of Russia (Russian Railways today is not yet in the worst position) ...
        - And thirdly, everything that Russia has connected with supposedly "economic", "trade" and other "Russian-Chinese cooperation" should be immediately revised, and much at all ... - terminated ...
        - What is unlikely under the current Russian government ...
        - But, this is a completely different story ... - I will not bore you with a long story ... - I can only say one thing ... - China today for Russia is, in essence, the main and very dangerous enemy that seeks to destroy and to destroy Russia ... - And it's even good that the mentioned railway route will not pass through the territory of Russia ... - Naive limitrophes hope to get rich on this ... - But everyone who contacted China always later bitterly regretted this, because got into a deplorable situation ... - And all the Asian states, neighboring with China ... - are very wary of China and far from being as friendly as Russia ...
        1. Oyo Sarkazmi Online Oyo Sarkazmi
          Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) April 17 2020 13: 51
          +1
          Quote: gorenina91
          - they are very wary and far from friendly towards China than Russia.

          The fact is that an even more profitable route - China-Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran-Turkey - is very unkempt for the Americans.
          And for deliveries to the Mediterranean, the route through Kazakhstan-Georgia is still more profitable than Ukraine, Romania, Greece plus Russia.
          1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
            gorenina91 (Irina) April 17 2020 14: 27
            -6
            The fact is that an even more profitable route - China-Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran-Turkey - is very unkempt for the Americans.
            And for deliveries to the Mediterranean, the route through Kazakhstan-Georgia is still more profitable than Ukraine, Romania, Greece plus Russia.

            - Personally, I ... clearly and clearly wrote that ... what ... what:

            This is exactly the moment when the concept of “Capitalism - and nothing personal" - is absolutely unsuitable ...

            - Here - it is the personal that is pursued ... it is the personal that is pursued ... and not the commercial ... - "The personal-Chinese" ... - And the Americans are not at all involved here ... - Or rather, now, after the launch of this railways became "out of business" ... - China, at a loss to its commercial interests, secured its political interests ... - And even more ... - Now China can even influence Georgia ... - buy its wines, fruits, crops and so on (and then, if something happens, even resell all this to Russia or settle with Russia on barter with all this) ... Georgia will simply fall at the feet of China, like distant Serbia, forgetting about the Americans ...
            - And after some time ... - China will build a new railway to Persia (after all, it now has a big business in Iran), and there - anywhere ...
            - And with what does Russia remain ??? - Only with "site pseudo-patriots" ...- and nothing more ... - Gorky -Hahah ...
            1. Oyo Sarkazmi Online Oyo Sarkazmi
              Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) April 17 2020 18: 10
              +1
              Quote: gorenina91
              buy her wines, fruits, crops, etc. (and then, in the "case of what" - even resell it all to Russia

              Yes, for this, the Georgians will lick the Chinese loin more thoroughly than Uncle Sam. Who now will buy the famous Minassali, except for the Chinese?
        2. Hayer31 Offline Hayer31
          Hayer31 (Kashchei) April 18 2020 14: 37
          -2
          Gorenina 91, but why are you minus ??? You are 100% right. It seems that under different threads here are the daughters of V.V. just write.
          1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
            gorenina91 (Irina) April 18 2020 15: 12
            -4
            - Well, probably, everything that is unpretentious, unpretentious, dependent and dependent ... exists only by getting lost in (I won't say what) ... getting lost in anything ... - And if this is "lost" ... something- sometimes he cannot understand, sometimes he perceives it with fear and hostility ... - Hence the result ...
            - It’s rather even ... - not their fault, but the trouble ...
            - Most likely, the way it is ...
            - Ah ... but I don’t care about them ...- this is their problem ... -Hahah ...
    2. Type Offline Type
      Type (Type) April 22 2020 01: 05
      0
      And whoever told you that China is spending huge amounts of money, maybe it’s even cheaper for it. Here, the goal of this project, as I understand it, is to establish another supply chain. NOT AGAINST anyone, but for your own benefit. And about “pitiful Russia - remind me, when Kazakhstan asked you to help? Kazakhstan has always been a self-sufficient state, ready, by the way, to always come to the aid of its northern friend. , trying to bring confusion in the relationship between adequate relationships.Do not behave like a grandmother in the yard, hissing at young girls passing by and returning home late from the library and calling them one bad word, exhausted from bile.
  3. Anchonsha Offline Anchonsha
    Anchonsha (Anchonsha) April 16 2020 18: 16
    +2
    Well, everyone is looking for their own benefit. In the place of China, Russia would do the same. This transport route is beneficial for China. That is, the PRC should be everywhere and should not be of special benefit to others. Just see what happens next with Kazakhstan and China here. But at the same time many countries are covered in this way.
    1. molotkov60mkpu Offline molotkov60mkpu
      molotkov60mkpu (Yuri) April 17 2020 16: 57
      +2
      We would realize our goals. And we look at others. Coronavirus has shown the failure of our country in all areas. We are skidding. The country flounders aimlessly. There is no Sense of existence, a big Idea and a mobproject, as it is fashionable to say.
      1. Oyo Sarkazmi Online Oyo Sarkazmi
        Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) April 17 2020 18: 13
        0
        Quote: molotkov60mkpu
        No Sense of Existence

        But to live calmly, eat tasty, sleep soundly in the warmth - not for ideological losers. That - in a thrill to suffer from satiety, calm, warmth. I want in the face well, at least to give someone, get an answer, and whine on the whole Internet about the bloody Putin.
  4. Don36 Offline Don36
    Don36 (Don36) April 16 2020 19: 43
    0
    If Kazakhstan begins to seriously harm the Russian Federation, the flow of arms at domestic prices will quickly dry up for it, after which this relatively poor country will quickly slide to the level of the army of Kyrgyzstan ...
    1. T. Henks Offline T. Henks
      T. Henks (Igor) April 17 2020 10: 03
      +1
      China will sell. Or our brothers from the western borders.
    2. Type Offline Type
      Type (Type) April 22 2020 01: 34
      +1
      1. If the Russian Federation does not stop annexing all kinds of Crimean peninsulas or other territories there, then the West promised sanctions. Sanctions announced. Nothing. They only got stronger.
      2. What is the if? Do you write on behalf of the government of the Russian Federation or the guarantor of the constitution of the Russian Federation? Is this a threat from a couch expert who does not understand the real economic situation of countries?
      3. In your opinion, the entire economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan is working on the purchase of weapons for its armies. According to the doctrine of Kazakhstan, at least 1 percent of GDP should be spent on the defense capability of the armed forces, and over the course of several years, the budget has been approximately such, including the costs of maintaining vital functions and military operations. And if you still learn that due to the sluggishness of some officials there is a very large percentage of budget undeveloped for the purchase of equipment and weapons, by the way, not only Russian, then, of course, you will be satisfied that the country's economy, called Kazakhstan, will slide to the level of the Kyrgyz army republics.
  5. DVF Offline DVF
    DVF (Denis) April 17 2020 07: 09
    0
    Georgia is an American colony and it is not a fact that their railway will withstand the full burden of these trains on Georgian soil.
  6. Evgeny Zhevlonenko (Evgeny Zhevlonenko) April 17 2020 16: 50
    0
    It was always amusing that Russia was being dragged in everywhere. Have the authors looked at the map for a long time? Launching a train to Turkey via Russia is the same as making a detour. And so the train goes almost in a straight line.
    1. Kristallovich Online Kristallovich
      Kristallovich (Ruslan) April 17 2020 16: 58
      +1
      The trans-Caspian route ultimately leads to Europe ...
  7. Vasily Aliba Offline Vasily Aliba
    Vasily Aliba (Valentin Shilkin) April 18 2020 04: 40
    0
    Old song!
  8. oracul Offline oracul
    oracul (leonid) April 18 2020 06: 56
    +1
    You just need to understand that China’s trade war with the United States requires the creation of additional routes for its cargo. Well, it’s clear, no matter how it is perceived, that it is rather strange to transport products from Western China to the east in order to ship them through Russia to the west. It's time to get used to the fact that everything to build on the basis of personal relationships is fraught.
    1. Alex_na_Volge_2020 (Alexander) April 18 2020 14: 22
      -1
      Why should we bother with China's transport problems, which are in no way related to our national projects and benefits? Or are the leftovers from the Chinese table haunting lovers of free halva? )))