Kazakhstan: The Goliath state

Kazakhstan is indeed a vast country. The 9th biggest country in the world with the territory of 2.7 mln sq km, which is actually bigger than the land of the whole of Western Europe. The prime location in Central Asia and borders with neighbouring countries such as Russia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, China, certainly is an advantage for the regional logistics industry.

Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan currently aim to establish own duty-free zone area, which should increase the trade value up to 5billion USD. As a result, foreign trade turnover for the first quarter of 2018 will be increased up to 50% in comparison with the previous year. Cooperation with China also provides great economical and trade value for both countries.

Recently completed (2009) Jinghe–Yining–Khorgos 293 km railway connects Kazakhstan and China in Khorgas, which doesn’t have any analogue. ICBC Khorgos (International centre of cross border coop) was aimed to support and promote national Kazakh-Chinese economy within the “Silk Road Economic Belt” and “Nurly Zhol” (Bright way) programs The Kazakhstan territory abounds natural resources for Oil, Gas and Minerals.

Due to this, it is the wealthiest country in the Central Asian region. Eurasian Customs Union (EACU), simplifies the customs procedure. Open customs border does not apply charges for the internal goods import and export, therefore proving free trade area.

Union members have been obliged on united external fees on all goods entering the union. As an advantage Eurasian Union is represented as one entity in all international transactions, such as the World Trade Organization.

where we focus

Given the country’s grand scope both in size and in economic growth, finding a reliable shipping services provider is clearly vital for a company with plans of doing business in Kazakhstan and its neighboring countries.
This is where Polar Star Logistics can be of great use. Based on the type of your cargo and departure point, we certainly shall arrange its shipment to Kazakhstan, as well as neighbouring countries (Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, China) with:

  • Air Freight,
  • Sea Freight,
  • Land (Rail and Road) Freight
  • Multimodal.
Our specialization also covers:This certainly is not the complete list of cargo goods we can handle. Generally, there are no major obstacles as concern shipping to Kazakhstan of any type of cargo from any part of the globe. Here are just a few examples of our “Kazakhstan portfolio” orders :
  • Kenyan tea – from Kenya via UAE to Almaty. Multimodal: sea + rail
  • Drilling equipment (for oil and gas industry) – from Canada via UAE to Kazakhstan. Air Freight
  • Oil & Gas heavy equipment – from Canada via UAE to Atyrau. Multimodal: sea + road
  • Vehicle logistics 4×4, SUV, Sedan,
  • Auto spare parts shipped by 40 feet container to Almaty with further reconsolidation for Astana, Petropavlovsk, Aktay, Aktobe, Karaganda.
  • Textile shipment for the retail industry.

We provide cargo shipment to the following urban centres and regions:

  • Almaty — former capital and the largest city in Kz.
  • Astana — Kazakhstan’s second largest, modern city and the capital since 1998.
  • Aktau — only seaport, situated on the Caspian Sea. This is precisely where the shipping container with your cargo arrives first when freighted to Kazakhstan by sea.
  • Aktobe — the industrial centre.
  • Atyrau — is the Oil capital, with the largest oilfields (onshore and offshore) located in the region.
  • Kyzylorda – One of the most notable settlements of the region is Baikonur, Russian-administered city that services the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome.
  • Kostanay is sixth largest of Kazakhstan’s regions and a paradise for cargo service providers. It has steady automobile outputs to all country areas. Likewise, widest railway network is most noteworthy: 53 function railway links, provides cargo and passenger transportation to the countries regions. Furthermore, three airports with firm runway covering are located in this particular region.
  • Shymkent — 3rd largest city and now booming with new oil exploration.
  • Karaganda— one of the fast-growing cities, located in the country’s south.
  • Ust-Kamenogorsk — major mining city in the Altai mountains.

Hand in Hand

Businesses who had ever operated in Kazakhstan are likely to be familiar with the local business law, regulation and procedure. To take your cargo through the Scylla and Charybdis of local officialdom, a logistics provider has to be somewhat of an insider and speak the local language.
In this regard, Polar Star Logistics will happily provide any required support and assistance to your cargo freight.

As a result, our solid experience in dealing with the most challenging issues of shipping to Kazakhstan clearly makes us your choice #1 as a freight forwarder.
If you are looking for help with your next Cargo shipment to Kazakhstan, then do Contact us for further details.

Let us guide you on your route to Kazakhstan.