A unique train loaded with zinc and copper departed from Novo-Ust-Kamenogorsk. 114 loaded rail cars are headed to the port of Novorossiisk and from there will continue their way to Turkey, Spain, Italy and other foreign countries.
“Delivery is a hot topic for Kazakhstani producers, which are geographically remote from the major transport hubs,” Head of the Department of Transport and Licensing of Kazzinc Elmira Kabanbayeva commented. “For the last two years Kazzinc has been switching to operating cargo traffic containers. The matter is that traditional delivery in covered rail cars is no longer appropriate. Most of the rail cars are not in serviceable condition and are not enough. The advantage of container trains is that the cargo will be at the Russian port within 7 days. The train covers 1,200 km in one day. For comparison, average speed of a regular cargo train, which is often made up of different kinds of obsolete rail cars, is only 220 km a day”. (Kazinform/Ukrainian metal)