BAKU, Azerbaijan, Dec.16
By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:
Some 1,400 ships were handled in Kazakhstan’s Kuryk port since the beginning of its operation three years ago (2016), whereas cargo transshipment exceeded 4.3 million tons, CEO of Kuryk port Serik Akhmetov said, Trend reports with reference to Kazakh media.
He noted that during 11 months of 2019, over 1.2 million tons of various cargo were transshipped in the port, including 760,000 tons of import and 485,000 tons of export.
“Currently, Kazakh grain, coal, petroleum products, fertilizers and chemicals are exported via the port. In turn, food items, industrial equipment, construction materials and other types of cargo are imported via the port,” Akhmetov said.
He noted that the port’s ferry complex is equipped with modern infrastructure facilities, whereas its capacity is six million tons of cargo a year.
“The capacity of the railway pier is 4.1 million tons a year, of automobile pier is 1.9 million tons of cargo a year. Railway and automobile piers provide for simultaneous handling of four ferries or up to eight ferries a day,” Akhmetov said.
He also added that the port’s revenue exceeded four billion tenge ($10.3 million) since the launch of the port’s ferry complex.
Kuryk Port is located on the coast of the Caspian Sea, south of Aktau city. The port has direct access to the railway tracks. The ferry complex of the port is designed for transshipment of goods, including grain, petroleum products, fertilizers and chemicals.
Follow the author on twitter: @nargiz_sadikh