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Kazakhstan 'dry port' key hub for China's 'Belt and Road' scheme

Border city of Khorgos shortens logistics links to Europe, provides free-trade zone for shoppers

On the Chinese side of the border free-trade zone in Khorgos, shoppers from Kazakhstan are busy shopping for goods from China.

KHORGOS, Kazakhstan -- A four-hour drive from Almaty, the largest city in Kazakhstan, in the vast wasteland to the east leads to a new logistics station in the China-border city of Khorgos.

The so-called dry port, developed by Kazakhstan Temir Zholy, the country's national railway company, has processed about 110,000 TEUs, or twenty-foot equivalent units, of containers since its launch in 2015.  

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