Kazakhstan boosts containers handling at its seaports

Transport Materials 13 July 2020 14:00 (UTC +04:00)
Kazakhstan boosts containers handling at its seaports

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jul.13

By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:

Over three million tons of cargo were handled in Kazakhstan’s sea ports in 1H2020, which corresponds to the volume of 1H2019, Trend reports with reference to the Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Industry and Infrastructural Development.

At the same time, the ministry said, a 53-percent increase in cargo vehicles handling was observed during the reporting period. Thus, a total of 4,865 cargo vehicles were handled in 1H2020 compared to 3,171 vehicles in 1H2019.

In turn, containers handling also increased by 16 percent year-on-year to 13,867 containers.

Kazakhstan’s vessels transported a total of 1.1 million tons of cargo between Caspian Sea ports in 1H2020, including 6,538 containers transported on Aktau – Baku feeder route.

The volume of cargo transported via inland waterways of Kazakhstan amounted to 191,500 tons, having increased by 7.8 percent compared to 1H2019. This includes 97,900 tons of cargo transported in direction of Russia.

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.

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 port is a division of 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.


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