In the past, over 50 percent of cargo shipments to Afghanistan were delivered via Pakistan, however, trucking routes in the country have always been very vulnerable to attacks by Taliban insurgents. This called for the development of a safer transportation option, and for that very reason, the Northern Route was established. It effectively provides the US forces in Afghanistan with an alternative line of transportation for unrestricted items, and is also used by NATO and ISAF for fuel and cargo shipments.
In December 2008, 160 trucks had been destroyed at two Pakistani terminals near Peshawar. Recent reports state that after a coalition helicopter attack mistakenly killed three Pakistani soldiers at a border in September 2010, Pakistan closed the Khyber Pass supply route for the US and NATO troops in Afghanistan, raising tensions in a vital relationship for both Islamabad and Washington. Last week, the Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for two attacks on Nato supply convoys, while at least 10 oil tankers carrying fuel for Nato vehicles in Afghanistan have been torched by Pakistani gunmen this week.
Moving supplies through the 'Silk Road', as it is often referred to, costs only a fraction of that of an air shipment, while encouraging Central Asian states to cooperate with each other. It also helps to accelerate the development of an integrated regional infrastructure, spanning across former CIS countries and Turkey, and can now handle 30 percent of all ground supplies. It provides a chance for the US and NATO to cooperate with Russia regarding Afghanistan and has also increased the strategic role of Central Asian states, giving them an opportunity to help promote stability in the country. Move One has long been assisting transports into Afghanistan using the Northern Route and is currently moving a substantial amount of freight using its strategically located offices throughout all Central Asian countries.
Move One offers both standard transit routes from Kazakhstan through Kyrgyzstan via Tajikistan, and onward movement to Afghanistan through the Sher Khan Bandar border or also via rail through Uzbekistan and arrival at the Termiz border town of Afghanistan. Our geographical understanding of the area allows us to offer a wide variety of uniquely tailored services for our international clientele. We are dedicated to providing premier solutions to the ever-changing requirements of this region, including project management and the transportation of heavy and over-sized cargo.