Kazakhstan Caspian Sea Port Increased Oil Shipment in January, 2007
The volume of oil and oil products transportation via the Kazakhstan Caspian Sea Port of Aktau reached 833,6 thousand tons of oil in January, 2007 versus 737,3 thousand tons in December, 2006, Trend reports referring to sources close to the Kazakhstan Port.
The oil and oil products reshipment via the Port of Aktau was about 9,9 mln. tons of oil in 2006. This figure is on 1 mln. tons more versus the corresponding figure registered in 2005.
The Port shipped over 11,4 mln. tons of oil loads in 2006. This figure is on 12,9 % more against the corresponding one registered in 2005. The total volume of dry and ferry loads in 2006 exceeded 1,5 mln. tons. It exceeded the 2005 by 11,4%. The reshipment of other kinds of loads in 2006 was by 38,2% more versus the corresponding indicators of 2005.
The Port of Aktau, located in the Mangishlak Peninsula has a strategic importance for the development of the economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan. It is the only international sea port of the country.