Baku, Azerbaijan, June 25
By Elena Kosolapova – Trend:
The Ministry of Investments and Development of Kazakhstan has recommended the carriers engaged in international transportations from Ukraine to Kazakhstan to carry goods bypassing Russia starting from July 1, the ministry said in a message.
One of the routes recommended by the ministry is through Georgia, Azerbaijan and across the Caspian Sea to the port of Aktau. Another recommended route lies through Turkey, Iran, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
These recommendations were made in connection with the fact that the decree by the Russian president establishing the rules for the transit of goods from Ukraine to Kazakhstan via Russia is no longer in power since July 1, 2016.
Currently, nearly 500 cars and 1,000 trucks on a monthly basis pass through the Aktau port ferry complex.
“Taking into account the expected additional volumes, the Aktau port is able to handle extra cargo coming from Ukraine,” said the message.
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