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Kazakhstan eyeing cargo transportation increase to Black Sea ports

Transport Materials 2 June 2020 13:32 (UTC +04:00)
Kazakhstan eyeing cargo transportation increase to Black Sea ports

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jun. 2

By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:

Over two million tons of cargo were handled in Kazakhstan’s Aktau and Kuryk seaports over first four months of 2020, Kazakhstan’s Minister of Industry and Infrastructural Development Beibut Atamkulov said, Trend reports with reference to the Central Communications Service under the Kazakhstan’s president.

Atamkulov made the statement during a press briefing held on Jun. 2, 2020.

Talking the field of water transport, Atamkulov said that about 6 million tons of cargo were handled in Aktau and Kuryk ports in 2019, and the volume of cargo transported by sea vessels amounted to 4.2 million tons (40 percent more than in 2018).

The volume of cargo handled over first four moths of 2020 corresponds to the volume handled during the same period of 2019.

“In order to increase cargo flow, projects are being worked out to open new sea routes with the Caspian Sea ports, increase cargo transportation from the Caspian Sea to the Black Sea ports, and to create a transport hub, i.e., container hub, based on in the port of Aktau,” he said.

In his words, an additional impetus will also be given by adoption of the Agreement on Shipping before year-end, which was signed within the framework of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), as well as the development of bilateral communication along the Irtysh River with Russia and China.

Currently, there are three operating seaports in Kazakhstan: Aktau, Bautino and Kuryk.

Nowadays Aktau International Commercial Sea Port is a modern multi-purpose terminal that allows the transportation of goods from East to West, from North to South and back 12 months a year and 24 hours a day.

Bautino сargo district is a division Aktau International Commercial Sea Port, and is located in the village of Bautino (150 km from the city of Aktau), in the waters of the Bautino Bay of Tyubkaragansky Gulf.

Kuryk Port is located on the coast of the Caspian Sea, south of Aktau city. The port has direct access to the railway. The ferry complex of the port is designed for transshipment of goods, including grain, petroleum products, fertilizers and chemicals.

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