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Road transport in Kazakhstan: the former Soviet republic in Central Asia is one of the largest countries in the world in terms of surface area. Now DB Schenker has a presence there with a national company of its own. Photo: iStock/sergeyussr

DB Schenker is expanding its global network with new national companies in Central Asia and the Caucasus, in a region that serves as an important bridge in the trade between Europe and Asia. At the beginning of this year, the organization founded in Kazakhstan in mid-2019 commenced operations. It is the first of a total of eight new national companies.

 

Azerbaijan, located between the Caucasus and the Caspian Sea, will follow in the first quarter of this year; next will be the Caucasus republic of Georgia. Five additional national companies are also to be established in the course of this year: in Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. All eight newly founded organizations are to form part of DB Schenker’s European region. DB Schenker was previously represented in these countries through a regional network partner.