DP World meets Kazakhstan minister for trade and investment
DP World Group CEO Mohammed Sharaf has met with the Kazakhstan Minister for Investment and Development , Mr. Asset Issekeshev and senior officials to discuss opportunities for logistics and trading between Asia and Europe. The meeting was also attended by senior officials from Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) and Dubai Customs and coincides with a major international investment forum in Dubai on the “New Silk Road.”
Connecting marine and inland ports, economic zones and logistics at the heart of Asia promises a sea change in intra - continental trade across thou sands of miles from China to Europe. DP World’s international experience and expertise in multi - modal transport links, logistics and the supply chain across its network is being brought to bear following an agreement with Kazakhstan Railways in 2013.
DP World provides advisory services for the development of the Khorgos Special Economic Zone and Inland Container Depot with a similar arrangement under a separate contract for the Port of Aktau, Kazakhstan’s main cargo and bulk terminal on the Caspian Sea. Since the agreement, the Khorgos dry port has been built in just 18 months and is on track for launch in July this year while the logistics and industrial zone will be completed as planned next year resulting in more general cargo flowing through Aktau from the expansion.