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Oil handling at Kazakhstan's seaports exceeds planned volume

Transport Materials 14 July 2020 14:21
Oil handling at Kazakhstan's seaports exceeds planned volume

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jul.14

By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:

Oil transportation volume by Kazakhstan’s Kazmotransflot (KMTF) National Sea Carrier amounted to 4.9 million tons in 1H2020, which is 71 percent more than the planned volume, KMTF representative told Trend.

This is however 515,000 tons less than during the same period of last year when a total of 5.4 million tons of oil were transported.

Of the total 4.9 million tons transported in 1H2020, 329,000 tons were transported across Caspian Sea, which also is 22 percent more than the planned volume.

A total of 266,000 tons of oil were transported from Kazakhstan’s Aktau port to Russia’s Port of Makhachkala.

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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