Soyuztranslink to build intermodal hub

Soyuztranslink (STL) one of the CIS’ and Central Asia’s fastest growing freight forwarding and logistics service companies, has unveiled plans to build bonded warehouses and an intermodal container terminal at the Kazakhstan town of Khorgos. The intermodal hub serves to meet demand for booming cargo volumes from China to Central Asia, CIS and Russia. It […]


Soyuztranslink (STL) one of the CIS’ and Central Asia’s fastest growing freight forwarding and logistics service companies, has unveiled plans to build bonded warehouses and an intermodal container terminal at the Kazakhstan town of Khorgos.

The intermodal hub serves to meet demand for booming cargo volumes from China to Central Asia, CIS and Russia. It is expected to be completed by 2010.

“We estimate that rail freight volumes to and from China will grow by 300 per cent during the next four years via Khorgos and there is demand to expedite transit cargo by rail and road between China and Europe.

“The upgraded infrastructure and streamlined Customs procedures will mean faster transit times between China and Europe. STL’s investment in this intermodal hub will provide our customers with shorter border transit times, improved security and better tracking and tracing of containers,” said Erlan Dikhanbayey, managing director of STL.