BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 19
By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:
Kazakhstan’s Kuryk sea port currently only operates on the Kuryk – Alat – Kuryk route, a Kuryk port representative told Trend.
The cargo transshipment volume on this route exceeded 515,000 tons over the period of first four months of 2020, including 369,000 in 1Q2020 and 146,000 tons in April 2020.
The port official said that over the course of two months (January and February) a decrease in cargo volume compared to the planned volume was observed, due to a temporary suspension or reduction in goods manufacturing in China due to coronavirus outbreak.
“Operation of ships arriving from Azerbaijan carrying people and vehicles with drivers was temporarily suspended. This measure did not cover freight traffic and railway freight traffic, which was not interrupted,” the official said.
In turn, the volume of transit cargo amounted to 56,513 tons in 1Q2020 and was transported in direction of China, Georgia, Ukraine, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan.
Currently there are three operating seaports in Kazakhstan: Aktau, Bautino and Kuryk.
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.
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