DP World signs MoU with Government of Kazakhstan to develop SEZ in Aktau
Jan 16, 2017: DP World has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Kazakhstan for the development of a special economic zone in Aktau further boosting trade and logistics in the country.
It builds on DP World’s present management advisory services contract with the Port of Aktau, Kazakhstan’s main cargo and bulk terminal on the Caspian Sea.
DP World also provides similar services under a separate contract with Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (KTZ), Kazakhstan’s national railway company for the development of the Khorgos Special Economic Zone (SEZ) and Inland Container Depot (ICD).
Both parties will be exploring opportunities to work together on the Aktau SEZ development project while adding shipping capacity on the Caspian Sea. The projects are part of Kazakhstan President Nazarbayev’s five-year economic policy, ‘Nurly Zhol’, focused on the development of transport and logistics, energy and industrial infrastructure, as well as of small and medium-sized businesses.
The partnership also includes the development of a range of existing and new projects to support the Government of Kazakhstan’s efforts to attract private investment for its transport infrastructure, including the Port of Aktau.
Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, chairman and CEO, DP World Group, said, “Kazakhstan is an important location along the New Silk Way – a trade corridor that will benefit economies of the world. New and efficient infrastructure is needed to realise seamless cargo movement with multi-modal transport links essential for profitable growth. To attract investors there is a need to find innovative ways of working together with a focus on infrastructure provision, developing financial markets, mitigating risks and eliminating red tape.”
“The development of Special Economic Zone in Aktau will stimulate economic growth of the country, and more importantly – it will make Kazakhstan the largest transport and logistics hub in Central Asia. We are delighted to have the opportunity to continue sharing our ports and logistics expertise with the government to develop the country’s modern logistics hubs as engines for economic development and to enable trade across the region.”
The MoU was signed by Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, DP World Group and Akim Alik Aidarbayev, Governor of Mangistau, in the presence of first Deputy Prime Minister, Askar Mamin.
You may also like:-
India’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) has witnessed movement of 72000 tonnes of general cargo in the April-August period.
The airline continues to gradually and safely restore its network, delivering on its health and safety promise as it responds to growth in passenger demand across the globe.
All of them are certified by the IATA CEIV Pharma or by the British MHRA, making them benchmark operations in the Swissport network.
The airline’s variety of fuel-efficient efficient aircraft and strategic network management has enabled it to quickly resume flights and expand services in line with passenger demand.
As Boeing's first chief sustainability officer, Raymond will be responsible for further advancing Boeing's approach to sustainability that is focused on environmental, social and governance priorities, stakeholder-oriented reporting and company performance.
Eastern Airlines has roped in Mike Duggan as director of International Cargo Business Development. Duggan will also be responsible to lead and support the carrier’s move into freighter operations.
Amid over 18 per cent and 19 per cent drop in the overall market tonnage and FTK (freight tonne-kilometres), respectively, the Group managed to hold on to 5 per cent and 10 per cent decrease.
The announcement on September 16 was welcomed by the country’s beleaguered airline sector, which has been lobbying for months for the reopening of international travel.
From a more efficient baggage-handling system that accommodates luggage of all sizes and shapes so skis don’t need to be dropped off at a special coun
The company has been well established for many years in both countries through network partnerships and decided to open its own offices in each location to offer customers a full spectrum of multi-modal services.
FAA approval officially enables reciprocal EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) approval, which is anticipated in the very near future.
The global rollout of CargoWise across a. hartrodt operations in Asia, South and North America, Oceania and Europe, will be a staged process with completion by March 2023.
The hospital which included generators, tents, HEPA filters and medical equipment, can facilitate up to 200 people to receive potential lifesaving treatment.