During September 20-22, the 25th "TransLogistica Kazakhstan" exhibition was held in Almaty. The annual, international exhibition is an important event of the transport and logistics industry, represented by transport and logistics companies from not only Central Asian region, but also from the entire Eurasian continent.
VIALatvia's stand this year was represented by more than 10 large companies, including Riga and Ventspils Free Port Authority and Liepaja SEZ Authority, Riga International Airport, Latvian Post, Latvian Railway, WT Terminal, Riga Trade Port, KS Terminal, Baltic Container Terminal, Ventbunkers, TransHolding, Ekers Stevedores, Sigis, Quinto Logistics and others.
The exhibition was widely attended this year and the visitors were very interested in the opportunity to use Latvian ports for receiving, storing, processing cargo and sending Kazakh products to Europe.
The three exhibition days were also combined with several international transport, logistics and e-commerce conferences and bilateral government and business meetings.
The Ministry of Transport of Latvia in cooperation with the Ministry of Infrastructure and Industrial Development of Kazakhstan held the 4th meeting of Transport Working Group (TWG) of the Intergovernmental Commission of Latvia and Kazakhstan on Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation on September 20, where members of the TWG discussed the promotion of cooperation in aviation, railway, transport logistics, as well as international road transport areas.
"For several years now, the transport and logistics sector has been operating in new-challenge conditions" said U. Reimanis, opening the meeting of the Transport Working Group, "Continuous work is crucial in such crisis conditions to find alternatives and new conditions to maintain the fragile and at the same time deep global ties. Such a widely represented and respected industry discussion platform as the Transport Working Group meeting provides opportunities to develop fruitful discussions about new potential and solutions in rapidly changing conditions."
Within the framework of the TWG, issues of cooperation in the fields of aviation, railway, transport logistics, as well as international road transport were discussed.
The parties agreed that it is important to continue the ongoing dialogue and strengthen cooperation. At the invitation of the Latvian side, the Kazakh delegation with representatives from the Ministry of Infrastructure and Industry Development of Kazakhstan and industry companies plans to visit Latvia in October to get to know Latvia's transport infrastructure in more detail, including ports and Liepāja SEZ, as well as explore the possibilities of further development of cooperation.
The parties also agreed that the meeting of the Joint Commission of Latvia and Kazakhstan on international road transport issues will take place in the 4th quarter of this year.
As part of the visit, U. Reimanis and the Director of the International Department of Latvian Post, A. Eglājs, also met with the management of the Kazakh postal service company Kazpochta and discussed current issues of bilateral cooperation, and also agreed that postal transport being an essential part of transport logistics chains, representatives of the postal companies of both countries will be included in the Transport Working Group in the future.