Kazakhstan's Kuryk port talks operations during COVID-19 pandemic

Transport Materials 20 May 2020 18:23 (UTC +04:00)
Kazakhstan's Kuryk port talks operations during COVID-19 pandemic

BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 20

By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:

Within the framework of sea transportation between Kazakhstan’s Kuryk and Azerbaijan’s Baku port, a preliminary exchange of electronic information on ships and cargo is carried out, Kuryk port representative told Trend.

At the same time, the official said service and operation technology of the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route is being improved at the moment.

“These measures, together with the earlier development of port infrastructure, make it possible to strengthen the integration of the sea port infrastructure on the Caspian Sea into the network of international transport corridors,” the official said.

Talking port operation during the COVID-19 outbreak, the official said that no coronavirus cases were detected among crews of foreign vessels in the port of Kuryk over four months of quarantine.

“This no doubt is a positive indicator. Moreover, it can be argued that such an indicator is not a consequence of weak control. On the contrary, this is a result of transparent and well-coordinated work of all participants in the port activity. From the very first days of quarantine in the port, processes related to the identification and prevention of coronavirus infection were established in the port,” the official said.

The official noted that Kuryk port provided for transshipment of over 4.8 million tons of ferry cargo since the beginning of its operations.

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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