Kazakhstan launches first car ferry from Kuryk port
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 8
By Ali Mustafayev – Trend:
The first car ferry with exported Kazakh and transit cargo was sent from Kazakhstan’s Kuryk multifunctional ferry complex in the Caspian Sea.
The ferry includes 29 car wagons and one passenger car on the ferry, the press service of Kazakhstan Railways said in a message.
The nomenclature of transported goods also includes agricultural products, construction materials of Kazakhstan producers.
"The Kuryk port has great potential, and it will only grow after the launch of the automobile infrastructure cargo traffic along the route," said the captain of the ship A. Pirmuradov.
Since the beginning of 2017 more than 1.3 million tons of cargo have been transported through the Kuryk port by rail ferries, according to the press service.
"The new car ferry complex will handle additional 2 million tons of cargo annually on new export-import routes towards the Caucasus, Turkey and the countries of Southern Europe," added Urynbasarov.
The automobile pier with hydraulic facilities, purposed for the further departure of the car ferries, was launched on December 6 in Kazakhstan’s Kuryk port during the nationwide space bridge, with participation of the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev.
The Kuryk ferry complex is an important link in the New Silk Road, which contributes to the successful implementation of the transit and transport potential of Kazakhstan.