Xi’an Free Trade Port, Slavtrans and Kazakhstan Railways sign agreement on transport and logistics hub
(Photo: Kazakh railways)

Russia, China and Kazakhstan have announced an initiative to improve their transport and logistics infrastructure. The collaboration, which involves Russian logistics company Slavtrans, China’s Xi’an Free Trade Port Construction and Operation, and Kazakhstan Railways, underscores a shared vision to strengthen economic ties and streamline import-export operations across the region.

Under the newly signed Memorandum of Understanding, the tripartite alliance aims to establish a new transportation and warehousing hub in Moscow-Selyatino. This strategic move is designed to serve as a nexus for increasing the efficiency and capacity of cargo movement, thereby fostering more robust economic and trade cooperation among the participating countries.

In addition, the agreement outlines plans to develop a direct transport link between Xi’an, a major economic centre in China, and Moscow. This endeavour aims to capitalise on the existing Xi’an-Alashankou/Khorgos-Selyatino rail route traffic, further strengthening the international logistics corridor.