Kazakhstan plans to purchase two large tankers to access global hydrocarbons markets
Azerbaijan, Baku, August 5 /Trend/
In 2013-2014, Kazakhstan plans to purchase two large tankers such as Aframax with deadweight of up to 130,000 tons in order to access global hydrocarbons markets, deputy chairman of the committee of transport and communications of the Ministry of Transport and Communications of Kazakhstan Aybat Kangaliyev.
"The new tankers will be operated on the Black Sea. Work is currently underway to develop a feasibility study and identify the source of financing for the project," said Kangaliyev.
According to him, also the competition in the transportation of oil cargoes in the Caspian Sea takes an active form. Currently, more than 50 percent of oil transshipped through the Port of Aktau is transported by Kazakhstan Kazmortransflot Shipping Company, the merchant fleet of which until 2009 consisted of three own tankers and about 20 chartered.
The basis for the further development of the tanker fleet was laid in a State program of forced industrial-
According to Kangaliyev, as of August 1 this year, the public registry of vessels registered in Kazakhstan seven tankers with deadweight of 12-13,000 tons, which transports oil in the Caspian Basin.