A brand new KTZ terminal to open in Xi’an this year, what to expect?

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The national railway company of Kazakhstan, KTZ, is expected to open a new terminal in Xi’an at the end of this year. The new terminal will include a 10,000 square metre warehouse and a 57,000 square metre container yard. The whole project will cover an area of about 20 acres, equivalent to around 15 football fields.

The construction of this terminal started on 18 May, the same day when China hosted its first China-Central Asia Summit in Xi’an. The project itself is a cooperation between KTZ and Xi’an Free Trade Port Company. Currently, an agreement has been reached between the two parties to speed up the construction of this new terminal. The goal is ambitious: to finalise this massive project from ground zero in just about half a year. However, since Xi’an already has a China-Europe Express consolidation centre, what will be the function of this new KTZ terminal?

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For Kazakhstan’s Sake

“The KTZ terminal in Xi’an and the Xi’an China Europe Express Consolidation Centre are two different concepts, each with their own functions,” explained Xi’an Free Trade Port. In fact, the new KTZ terminal will become a consolidation centre for Kazakhstan’s large enterprises. These companies from Kazakhstan will utilise this terminal as a hub to export their products to China via rail. Once the cargo reaches the terminal, it will be further distributed to the local Chinese market, either via rail or trucks.

Xi’an, as the main New Silk Road train hub for consolidating cargo shipping to Europe, has witnessed the acceleration of container shipping between Central Asia and China this year. With another terminal being added to the city, even though it is mainly for Kazakhstan’s sake, it might generate new possibilities for volumes between Europe, Central Asia, and China.

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A brand new KTZ terminal to open in Xi’an this year, what to expect?

Image: Xi'an International Land Port

The national railway company of Kazakhstan, KTZ, is expected to open a new terminal in Xi’an at the end of this year. The new terminal will include a 10,000 square metre warehouse and a 57,000 square metre container yard. The whole project will cover an area of about 20 acres, equivalent to around 15 football fields.

The construction of this terminal started on 18 May, the same day when China hosted its first China-Central Asia Summit in Xi’an. The project itself is a cooperation between KTZ and Xi’an Free Trade Port Company. Currently, an agreement has been reached between the two parties to speed up the construction of this new terminal. The goal is ambitious: to finalise this massive project from ground zero in just about half a year. However, since Xi’an already has a China-Europe Express consolidation centre, what will be the function of this new KTZ terminal?

Source: ©Xi’an International Land Port

For Kazakhstan’s Sake

“The KTZ terminal in Xi’an and the Xi’an China Europe Express Consolidation Centre are two different concepts, each with their own functions,” explained Xi’an Free Trade Port. In fact, the new KTZ terminal will become a consolidation centre for Kazakhstan’s large enterprises. These companies from Kazakhstan will utilise this terminal as a hub to export their products to China via rail. Once the cargo reaches the terminal, it will be further distributed to the local Chinese market, either via rail or trucks.

Xi’an, as the main New Silk Road train hub for consolidating cargo shipping to Europe, has witnessed the acceleration of container shipping between Central Asia and China this year. With another terminal being added to the city, even though it is mainly for Kazakhstan’s sake, it might generate new possibilities for volumes between Europe, Central Asia, and China.

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