Kazakhstan set to triple maritime cargo transportation
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 19
By Nigar Guliyeva – Trend:
Kazakhstan plans to transport about 100,000 tons of cargo by sea in 2018, Roman Sklyar, the First Vice-Minister for Investment and Development of Kazakhstan said on Feb.19.
"Over the past year domestic vessels transported 35,000 tons of cargo. This year, the planned volume of transportation will amount to about 100,000 tons, mainly it will be oversized cargo. Also on the Black Sea, two tankers of the company "Kazmortransflot" carry oil from the port of Novorossiysk to the Romanian port. From the Baltic Sea from this year until 2022, it is planned to deliver equipment to the port of Aktau for oil and gas projects, "Sklyar added.
He further stressed that presently, the Kazakh fleet has more than 300 vessels, of which 12 vessels make international voyages.
The volume of cargo transportation between Kazakhstan and other countries amounted to 8.8 million tonnes in 2017. This indicator rose by 4 percent up to 355,500 tonnes compared to 2016.
The share of Kazakh carriers increased by 6 percent amounting to 52 percent.