“Eurasian rail corridors: what opportunities for freight stakeholders?”

Presentation of the study carried out by Roland Berger for UIC – Invitation to the media

Paris, UIC Headquarters, 29 September 2017, 10:00 – 13:00 hours

The development of intercontinental rail freight corridors opens extremely promising perspectives to the growth of rail transportation over long distance, as an alternative to other modes – maritime or road transport – or as an effective partner in the global logistic chain.
These corridors are increasingly becoming a reality. Every month, new initiatives and logistics services linking Asia to Europe and vice versa are announced to the public.

UIC, as the worldwide organisation of railways, is particularly committed to support the successful implementation of long distance freight services linking Asia to Europe, either via the Tran Siberian routes or via the southern routes such as the ‘New Rail Silk Roads’.

According to its mission, UIC focuses its contribution on improving the harmonisation and interoperability of railway operations along these long corridors serving several countries and different rail systems. These efforts of the rail sector are made in close cooperation with all international organisations and associations with competence for political, legal or administrative aspects.

At this stage of development of Eurasian freight services, UIC considered as an essential objective to evaluate the potential transport market along these international corridors and to better assess the interest and expectations from customers, shippers, forwarders and partners in the logistic chain (intermodal operators, shipping lines, ports) in light of this development.

Therefore, the UIC Freight Forum (Freight CEOs of member railways) commissioned the study “Eurasian rail corridors: what opportunities for freight stakeholders?” that was carried out by Roland Berger consulting group in cooperation with UIC.
The aim consisted in describing the current situation and evolution trends on each of the Eurasian route linking China / the Far East to European rail freight corridors, over the Transsiberian routes or the ‘New Rail Silk Roads’.

Representatives of the media are cordially invited to the presentation of the results of the study by Roland Berger on Friday 29 November from 10:00-13:00 at UIC Headquarters, 16 rue Jean Rey, 75015 Paris.
The presentation will take place in the presence of representatives of UIC and member railways as well as a number of international organisations committed to facilitating operations along these intercontinental corridors.

The presentation of the study and following exchanges will take place in English. The presentation will be followed at 13:00 by a light cocktail for networking.

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UIC and FIATA launch the 8th edition of Market Place Seminar from 14 – 15 September 2017 in Duisburg, Germany

Inland Hubs: Key towards Rail Freight Corridor Development

The 8th edition of Market Place Seminar, jointly launched by UIC, the International Union of Railways and FIATA, the International Federation of Freight Forwarders, and sponsored by FELB, is currently being held in Duisburg, Germany from 14 – 15 September.

Following previous seminars held in Prague, Barcelona, Istanbul, Hamburg, Vienna, Trieste and Antwerp, this 2017 edition is taking place under the heading Inland Hubs: Key towards Rail Freight Corridor Development, with a special focus on the development of transcontinental corridors.

Attended by around 80 participants, this two-day seminar is the opportunity for actors such as railway undertakings, freight forwarders, logistics companies and corridor development organisations to debate the key issues including the new Silk Route, rail freight growth on corridors, solutions to bottlenecks, as well as overcoming challenges in the logistics chain. Highlights of this year’s edition include a technical visit to the Port of Duisburg.

The conference started on 14 September with a welcome to all participants by Sandra Géhénot, UIC Freight Director, on behalf of Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, UIC Director General, followed by Ivan Petrov, Senior Vice-President of FIATA, and Kai Homann, Head of Tourism for Duisburg.

Jean-Pierre Loubinoux wanted to highlight that: “When the mobility of goods and people is tackled in an increasingly wholistic way, it is very natural for operators to work collaboratively, to improve the chain of logistics. This approach clearly meets UIC’s philosophy in all its actions: share, open and connect. The agenda of this new market place is co-organised with FIATA in order to better understand and work together for the satisfaction of our customers.”

In her introductory message, Sandra Géhénot said: “Corridors are a tool to achieve better market- oriented rail products. This is true both at European level with the implementation of rail freight corridors (the RFCs) as well as for transcontinental corridors. Corridor development is about setting the stage for future mobility needs. It is also about understanding what the customer wants and in that context, highlighting the role of railways as part of this mobility challenge.
Duisburg very much symbolises the first port of call for Eurasian traffic into Europe.
When Eurasian traffic is evoked, silk roads immediately come to mind. But they are not just something from the past or a buzz word. The ancient and historic trade route between China and Europe is coming back to life as one of the biggest infrastructure projects of the 21st century with many implications for economies around the world.
She went on to say: “Corridors are a global topic in a worldwide economy. For this reason, UIC has made corridor development one if its priorities.”

According to Ivan Petrov: “Over recent years, rail traffic between China and Europe has become more popular. Rail transport is an excellent alternative to maritime transport, especially from Chinese hinterland loading points. However, a crucial factor for a major shift to rail of the predominantly maritime freight traffic is the existence of modern, interoperable and ideally also intermodal inland hubs like Duisburg here with one of Europe’s most important inland waterway ports.”

This year’s seminar is organised around four thematic sessions:

  • Transcontinental corridors: myth or reality for business development
  • Connecting land-locked regions
  • Accessibility of freight corridors
  • Paperless, online and real-time

Over the first day, participants discussed the status of corridor development both in Europe and for Eurasian links. The vivid discussions provided qualitative insight regarding the development of rail versus maritime and the “Belt and Road” initiative, which aims to facilitate connectivity and enhance economic cooperation. The need for an efficient network, with connected multimodal hubs was also very much highlighted with concrete best practice examples both in Europe and Asia).

The second day focused on issues such as corridor challenges: how to overcome bottlenecks, as well as discussing solutions to the challenges within a complex logistics chain, such as tracking, punctuality, and going paperless.

Hans Günter Kersten, Director General of FIATA, gave a brief concluding speech at the end of the conference. He highlighted the need for rail transport to find effective solutions to recurring problems in order to close the gap vis-à-vis other modes, and to be more competitive – especially taking into account the rise of dynamic Asian countries.
In order for railways to achieve this they will have to adapt to the imperatives of innovation, digitisation, service-mindedness, customer-orientation and flexibility.

The UIC-FIATA Market Place Seminars offer a lively exchange platform for all sector specialists to debate transport solutions and business opportunities.
UIC currently works with all stakeholders to foster partnerships between all these actors involved in intermodal transport to ensure that international multimodal corridors become a reality.

The next major event for rail freight will be the Global Rail Freight Conference (GRFC) to be held from 20 – 22 June 2018 in Genoa, Italy.

For further information please contact Sandra Géhénot, UIC Freight Director:


Asset Management Conference & Sponsor Exhibition

The Asset Management Working Group of the International Union of Railways (UIC) is organising its third international conference dedicated to Asset Management, in Paris at UIC Headquarters, from 4 – 6 October 2017, and kindly sponsored by Assetsman, Cosmotech, Iframi, Oxand, Systra and Znapz.

This conference is open to the whole Asset Management world and will present the latest developments in various industries (roads, waterways, energy…) and on different continents.

Our recently issued UIC Railway Application Guide “Practical implementation of Asset Management through ISO 55001” will be the backbone of this conference and will underlie its programme.

Conference purpose:

Provide Railway Infrastructure Managers with concrete examples and guidance to improve their Asset Management capabilities;
Explore the latest developments, knowledge and experience across the Asset Management World;
Offer opportunities for international and multi-sector networking.
Technical sessions on Asset Management:

Speakers confirmed :

Jean Pierre LOUBINOUX: Director General, UIC
Dr. Marc ANTONI, Director Rail System Department, UIC
Patrick JEANTET, SNCF Réseau Director
Richard EDWARDS, IAM Chairman (Institute of Asset Management) - UK
Andy KIRWAN, Network Rail, UK
Jude CAREY, Irish Rail - Ireland
Gian Piero PAVIRANI Head of Asset Management, RFI (Italian Railway) - Italy
Manisto VESA, Finnish Transport Agency - Finland
Serigne Amadou GAYE, TERADATA – France
Rémy JACQUIER, General Manager, OXAND - France
Dan-Marian COSTESCU, Former Ministry of Transportation – Romania
Nicolas POLLET, Altametris
Celso de AZEVEDO, Director of IFRAMI (Asset Management French Institute) - France
And Asset Managers from Australia, Sweden, Ireland…

DAY 3, Friday 6 October 2017 is optional, participants can either take part in:

Technical field visit in cooperation with SNCF: drone utilisation for network maintenance, Altametris.

Or Training on Asset Management Implementation: The whole day will combine workshops, training sessions, showcases, business games focused on Asset Management and UIC Asset Management guidelines. Facilitators, moderators and trainers: UIC, AMCL, Oxand…

  • Oxand Asset Management Game: get acquainted and levelled with co-participants to the typical asset management language
  • UIC Railway Application Guide of Practical Implementation of Asset Management through ISO 55001
  • Business case: Implementation of Asset Management within 2B NAMED RAILWAY COMPANY
  • Starting to apply the UIC AM Guidelines: Context of the Organisation & Leadership
  • Exercise: Life cycle planning & optimisation making use of a calculation and simulation model
  • Optimising your asset & project performance by organising resources, competences, awareness, communication, information and documentation
  • Operations, performance evaluation & continuous improvement
  • Conclusion, roundtable, evaluation

UIC will launch its online course in Rail Asset Management after this Training Day.

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Detailed programme at:


UIC participates in Climate Chance Summit and the Second World Forum of Alliances and Coalitions Workshops in Agadir


UIC and UITP co-hosted the event Linking Global Initiatives to Concrete Actions on the Ground with Rail and Public Transport. The event was moderated by Nick Craven, Head of the UIC Sustainable Development Unit.

On this occasion, Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, UIC Director General, presented UIC’s international presence and work as the representative of the worldwide railway community. Philip Turner from UITP emphasised the importance of building partnerships and the work of associations as a great leverage for action. Florence Cousin from SNCF, French railways, spoke about modal shift and door-to-door solutions. Sandra Laquelle from CODATU presented the MobiliseCity initiative. Following this, Salima Rahmaoui from Alstom discussed the environmental certification of Alstom’s company. The panel was then joined by Wei-Shiuen Ng from ITF, to bring the OECD perspective to the topic.

Later in the day UIC co-hosted an event on adaptation of infrastructures with the National Centre for Road Studies and Research (CNER), part of the Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Logistics of Morocco. Jean-Pierre Loubinoux presented the UIC RailAdapt project and its international perspectives. Antoine Rothey from SNCF addressed the topic of adaptation and railway sensitivity to weather. Ali Sadiqui from ONCF, Moroccan railways showed how ONCF is dealing with resilience and adaptation. Finally, Mohamed Oumessaoud and Rabbab Eddeqaqui from the CNER showed how Morocco is working for adapting road and road works to climate change. To conluded, Stefanie Shom, presented the road map for sustainable mobility in Morocco. Rosine Zadi, moderator of the event, pointed out, after the discussion with the audience, the importance of a multi stakeholder cooperation that is needed – especially for north/south and south/south relationships – in the context of understanding and implementing adaptation plans.

Second World Forum of Alliances and Coalitions held from 13 – 14 September 2017

UIC participated in the Second World Forum of Alliances and Coalitions.
This meeting was the occasion to get an overview of the work of the Marrakech Partnership and COP23 preparation. Mr Salahedinne Mezouar, President of COP22 and Mrs Hakima El Hait, High-Level Champion participated in this event.
During parallel workshops, the development of the Yearbook for Climate Action was discussed, with seven main topics: land use, oceans and coastal zones, water, human settlements, energy, industry and of course transport. Key achievements and success stories by sector were highlighted and key messages for the Yearbook identified.

The communication roadmap and its priorities for COP23 as well as the recommendations and perspectives for 2018 were also addressed.
COP23 will host thematic days, including one dedicated to transport on 11 November 2017. UIC along with other stakeholders will actively participate in this day with high-level events.

For further information please contact Marie-Luz Philippe, Advisor for Sustainable Development & UIC African Region:


UIC participates in the third sport challenge in the context of the UIC-USIC-Médecins du Monde charity action

The International Union of Railways (UIC) and the International Railway Sports Association (USIC) are holding their third sports challenge in Brno, Czech Republic, as part of the 2017 UIC-USIC-Médecins du Monde charity fundraising campaign. This competition, dedicated to futsal, is being attended by around 200 participants from 12 countries and is taking place from 11 – 15 September 2017.

Throughout 2017, both organisations are pooling their strengths to organise four sports challenges across Europe. The first event this year took place at the end of May in Varna, Bulgaria, where 100 participants took part in the USIC men and women’s Ten-Pin Bowling Championship. The second one, dedicated to badminton, was held in Bern, Switzerland at the headquarters of SBB, the Swiss Federal Railways, and brought together around 120 participants from 5 to 9 July 2017.

The last one, a World Chess Challenge will be held on 20 November 2017 at UIC Headquarters in Paris, France. A program of this event will be available in the coming weeks on the UIC website.

All the money collected during the USIC challenges will go directly to Médecins du Monde (Doctors of the World).

Call for corporate sponsorship
UIC has already launched a call for corporate sponsorship to raise funds for Médecins du Monde and is continuing its search for other sponsorships to support the forthcoming sports events. Sponsoring one of USIC’s sports challenges will raise sponsors’ public profile while also benefiting a charitable cause. The Alumni association of Paris’ Ecole Centrale is the first sponsor to have already joined this cause.

Donate today!
In parallel, the general public is invited to participate in this action for charity. Show your support for Médecins du Monde and make an impact on the world by making a gift – each and every donation helps!
To make a financial donation please follow this link:

Cooperation Promoting

UIC partners with the 5th International Railway Summit – Special discount available

UIC is delighted to partner with Huawei and IRITS Events for the 5th International Railway Summit, taking place at Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur on 15-17 November 2017.

International Railway Summit is a meeting of the world’s key rail sector leaders and technical experts. The event features:

  • A full conference programme delivered by thought leaders
  • Pre-arranged one-to-one meetings with technical experts
  • High-level networking over coffee, lunches, dinners and a site visit

The conference programme of the 5th International Railway Summit brings together a wide range of key topics under the theme “Social and Economic Sustainability for Rail Transport”.

UIC’s Director General, Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, will join the summit via a video keynote presentation on “The Economics of High Speed Rail”. Two additional UIC colleagues, Marc Antoni, Director of Rail System, and Francis Bedel, Chief Digital Officer, will also speak at the summit.

Other key speakers include:

  • Mohd Azharuddin Bin Mat Sah, CEO, Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD), Malaysia
  • Mohd Nur Kamal, CEO, MyHSR, Malaysia
  • Azmi Abdul Aziz, CEO, Prasarana, Malaysia
  • Noormah Mohd Noor, CEO, Express Rail Link, Malaysia
  • Yuan Xilin, President, Transportation Sector, Huawei Technologies, China
  • Shahrin Bin Abdol Salam, SVP Plans & Development, SMRT, Singapore
  • Tony Frazer, General Manager Operations, Australian Rail Track Corp.
  • Philippe Lorand, Director Asia, French National Railways (SNCF)
  • Michael Boback, Head of International Procurement Office Asia, German Railways (DB)
  • Gareth Williams, Strategy Director & Company Secretary, Eurostar International
  • Hiroshi Tanaka, Director, Railway International Standards Centre, Railway Technical Research Institute (RTRI), Japan
  • Dwi Windarto, Transit-Oriented Development Director, KCIC, Indonesia

Rail sector leaders will debate on:

  • The Economics of High Speed Rail
  • Standardisation for Cross-border Transport
  • Digital Railway Transformation
  • Intermodal Passenger Transport
  • Investment in Freight Corridors
  • Urban Rail: Increasing Capacity

Through its well-balanced agenda, the presentations of keynote speakers, which I was happy to be part of, the panel discussions and the bilateral contacts, the latest edition of IRS was certainly a particularly interesting event.
Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, Director General, UIC

A well-organised event with excellent networking opportunities. A good mixture of conference programme and 1:1 sessions in superb surroundings."
Jan Grothe, Head of Procurement Principles & IT Systems, Deutsche Bahn

UIC members and email subscribers are eligible for a special discount. Book today to receive 26% off.*

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Commuter and Regional Train Services (CRTS) working group meeting in Bilbao

The latest meeting of Commuter and Regional Train Services (CRTS) group was held on 13 September. There were representatives of PKP SKM, Euskotren, JR-East, BLS, Renfe, FGC and Korail. UIC was represented by Mrs Vanessa Pérez, Advisor for the same department and Euskotren kindly hosted the meeting at their headquarters in Atxuri Station.

The day before the CRTS group had the opportunity to visit, in conjunction with the UIC High Speed Committee, the site of the so-called “Basque Y”; the High-Speed network between the three main cities of the Basque Country to be connected with Madrid via Valladolid and France via Irun.

Two main issues were addressed during the meeting: the collaboration with the International Energy Agency (IEA), in which this group is involved with the help of the UIC Sustainability Unit and the organisation of the II Training in Commuter and Regional Trains Services to be held at the end of November in Rome, hosted by Trenitalia.

In addition to the project related to energy saving and CO2 emissions in railway transport and the organisation of the Training, the group is working to know the state of the art of ticketing different systems used by operators within UIC and the possibilities of extending interoperability, providing service to customers as it happens with the project interoperability of Basque cards Bat, Barik and Mugi, led by the transport authority of Basque Country.

On this occasion, Mr Ju Hyung Lee (Korail) gave the assistants the possibility to know more about the reality of the commuter and regional train services in Korea with a special focus on the importance of the customer services experience for his company.

The meeting ended with a Technical Visit to the Center of Management of Atxuri station where all the daily operation of the Commuter Train Services is controlled. This visit gave the opportunity to Mr Jorge Escoin (Euskotren) to introduce to the rest of the members the “begicrossing” – an innovative system, based on computer vision and artificial intelligence, that detects risk situations and anomalies in level crossings by processing the video signal coming from a camera focus on the crossing.

Over the next few months, the group will continue working in a continuous process of comparative evaluation of products, services and processes common to the railway operators of commuter and regional trains. This group is open to all UIC members, so do not hesitate to contact us should you wish to participate.

The next opportunity to join the group will be during the II Training on Commuter and Regional Trains to be held in Rome from 21 to 23 April hosted by Trenitalia and that will bring together authorities, industry, international organisations and operators to exchange their vision about the different elements involving the Commuter and Regional Train Services.

Secure your place at the Commuter and Regional Train Services Training by registering online at the link below, where you will also find the programme and practical information about the venue:

For further information please contact Vanessa Perez Miranda, Advisor for the UIC Passenger Department:

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“Railway is an integral part of the national landscape” - Photo contest for UIC Asia-Pacific Members

For the third time, UIC is organising a photo contest for the UIC Asia-Pacific members.

Prizes will be awarded to the best, most attractive or most amazing pictures on the topic of “Railway is an integral part of the national landscape”, to be voted by 5,200 e-News readers.

A calendar will be printed for the year 2018 with the twelve best photos.

The gallery will be published in the UIC e-News on 3 October 2017 for the voting process.

The award ceremony for the photo contest will take place at the UIC Asia-Pacific Regional Assembly in Saint-Petersburg, Russia on 31 October 2017.

Do not hesitate to apply and send your format-free and copyright-free material to Béatrice Ségéral by 28 September 2017.

To participate fill in the form:

For further information please contact Béatrice Ségéral:

News from UIC members

United States: High-Speed Rail Authority announces appointments

On September 8, 2017 the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) announced the appointments of Thomas Post as Director of Engineering and Alice Rodriguez as Deputy Director of External Affairs.

“The addition of Thomas as the Director of Engineering to the high-speed rail program will provide essential knowledge and expertise as we continue our transition from planning to delivery of the nation’s first high-speed rail system,” said Interim CEO Thomas Fellenz. “His experience with major infrastructure projects in both the private and public sector will be invaluable.”

As the Director of Engineering, Mr. Post will ensure that all of the engineering elements of the high-speed rail program are delivered within scope, quality standards, budget and schedule throughout the duration of the project. He joins the program from Jacobs Engineering Group, where he was an operations manager for the company’s Northern California infrastructure portfolio. He has over 34 years of experience in the transportation and construction fields, including 18 years with the California Department of Transportation and 16 years working for private engineering and consulting firms. His start date is September 18, 2017. The compensation is $189,024.

“High-speed rail is committed to building strong relationships with stakeholders and providing them with timely information about the progress of the program,” said Fellenz, “Alice has been an integral part of this effort for the past few years, building strong relationships with the small business community and public at large. I’m
very excited to have her continue with us in this new role.”

As the Deputy Director of External Affairs, Ms. Rodriguez will be responsible for stakeholder outreach and strengthening relationships with the communities surrounding the project’s alignment. For the last two years, she has served as the Authority’s Small Business Advocate where she managed the development and
implementation of an aggressive program to ensure that 30 percent of high-speed rail work goes to small businesses.

As of June 2017, the Authority has over 400 certified small businesses committed to the program, of which 116 are certified disadvantaged business enterprises and 45 certified disabled veteran business enterprises. Rodriguez has over 12 years of state experience in public outreach and stakeholder engagement,
including seven years with CaliforniaVolunteers. Her start date is September 11, 2017. The compensation is $110,484.

(Source: CHSRA)

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News from UIC members

Germany: New Berlin-Munich high speed line – through central Germany at 300 km/h

On 30 August, 102 days before it officially opens for service, DB’s Member of the Management Board for Traffic Berthold Huber and Germany’s Federal Minister of Transport Alexander Dobrindt tested the fastest section of the new Berlin-Munich high speed line. Travelling onboard a modernised ICE 3 trainset at speeds of up to 300 km/h, they covered the 120 km from Bamberg to Erfurt – a journey which presently takes three hours – in a mere 45 minutes. Once revenue service begins on 10 December 2017, ICE Sprinter passengers will take less than four hours to travel from Berlin to Munich and vice versa.

DB’s Member of the Management Board for Traffic (Freight and Passenger), Berthold Huber, said: “The railway is shrinking Germany… some 17 million people living along the route are going to benefit from one of the biggest service upgrades in Deutsche Bahn’s history. From December, the new timetable will offer our customers significantly shorter journey times and better connections between intercity services.”

For Federal Minister of Transport Alexander Dobrindt, “Today’s inaugural high speed run at 300 km/h is testimony to the great strides being made to boost mobility on the Berlin-Munich line. Once this high-tech rail link enters service around a hundred days from now, the railway will in some ways be the most attractive means of transport for those journeying between Munich and Berlin. This will gain DB new customers and market share.”

(Source: Deutsche Bahn)

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News from UIC members

Czech Republic: SŽDC presents plan for reconstruction and revitalisation of railway stations for next five years

In the first year of the railway station administration, SŽDC had intensively worked on preparation of a detailed plan of complex reconstruction, modernisation and revitalisation of the passenger buildings, meaning not just partial interventions and acute repairs. Construction works are expected at more than hundreds of station buildings and stops every year. From this point of view, the next year can be seen as a breakthrough as a higher number of larger investment events will take place. The state organisation has also been planning to prepare overall modernisations of 50 stations every year. Total management, repair and investment costs between the years 2017 and 2022 will reach CZK 8.4 billion.

For the first year of the railway station administration, SŽDC had spent more than CZK 215 million on repairs, construction adjustments or project preparation. There are 149 fully completed constructions for nearly CZK 110 million, another dozens of larger or smaller repairs are running at the moment.

"We have succeeded in bringing the station’s transfer to state property and thus opening the way for greater investments in neglected buildings. I’m glad that the works started right after the transfer happened and the first results are already visible. Anyone, who regularly travels by train, however, confirms that so much still remains to be done in this area. Nevertheless, there will be a rapid increase in the number of modernized railway stations within the upcoming years”, said Mr Dan Ťok, Transport Minister of the Czech Republic.

(Source: SZDC)

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Cooperation News from UIC members

Kazakhstan: KTZ Express and Hebei Taitong logistics Co., Ltd sign Agreement on Strategic Cooperation

On September 8, Sanzhar Elubayev, Vice President for Logistics of JSC NC KTZ, held negotiations with the the Mayor of the People’s Government of Shijiazhuang (China), Dan Peiran, as well as representatives of the transport logistics company Hebei Taitong logistics Co., Ltd.

During the meeting, issues of cooperation between the railway administrations of Kazakhstan and the People’s Republic of China on the implementation of the program “Nurly Zhol” and the initiative “One Belt - One Way” were discussed.
In addition, parties discussed the organisation of regular container trains running from Shijiazhuang to Central Asia, Iran, Turkey, Europe, Vietnam and in return via Kazakhstan using the logistics infrastructure of the Altynkol station and the Dry Port of the SEZ “Khorgos-Eastern Gates”.

According to S.Yelubayev, “Kazakhstan has experience in organising container trains from Lianyungang terminal to Europe, Turkey and Central Asia. At the present time, the issue of regular land/container lines and the marketing of global partnerships to attract cargo, including with Japan, Vietnam and Malaysia is under consideration.”

Following the results of negotiations between JSC KTZ Express and Hebei Taitong logistics Co., Ltd, the Agreement on Strategic Cooperation was signed. The document is aimed at the development of rail transport, the joint use of resources, the expansion of transport and logistics services.

(Source: KTZ)

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Next meetings scheduled

  • 18-20 October 2017 Statistics Steering Committee Meeting UIC
  • 19-22 October 2017 Next Station Conference Madrid
  • 19 October 2017 Freight Steering Committee
  • 23-28 October 2017 International Railway Safety Council (IRSC) HONG KONG
  • 24-28 October 2017 Intercity & High Speed Committee Plenary meeting Shanghai
  • 24 October 2017 RSF Plenary
  • 25 October 2017 OptiYard TMC Meeting UIC Headquarters
  • 25 October 2017 Optiyard SMC meeting UIC Headquarters
  • 26-27 October 2017 OptiYard Kick-off meeting UIC Headquarters
  • 26-27 October 2017 Expertise Development Platform Rome, Italy
  • 30-31 October 2017 16th UIC Asia-Pacific Management Committee Saint-Petersburg, Russia
  • 30-31 October 2017 Commercial and Distribution Steering Committee Conference Call
  • 30 October 2017 CDF Steering Committee Conference Call
  • 30 October 2017 Commercial and Distribution Forum Steering Committee conference call
  • 31 October 2017 - 1 November 2017 24th UIC Asia-Pacific Regional Assembly Saint-Petersburg, Russia
  • 6 November 2017 Commercial and Distribution Forum plenary meeting Paris
  • 7 November 2017 European Management committee Assistants Paris
  • 7 November 2017 European Group of Assistants Paris
  • 8-10 November 2017 10th APNRTC (Asia-Pacific Network of Railway Training Centres) Chengdu, China
  • 8-9 November 2017 APNRTC (Asia Pacific Network of Rail Training Centres) SWJTU, Chengdu, China
  • 8 November 2017 91st General Assembly Preparatory Group Paris
  • 13-18 November 2017 5th Training on High Speed Systems Level II Madrid
  • 14 November 2017 Safety Platform Steering Group meeting UIC HQ PARIS
  • 15 November 2017 Safety Platform Plenary meeting UIC HQ PARIS
  • 21-24 November 2017 Commuter and regional Training Rome

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