BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct.12
By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:
Over 1.5 million tons of oil were handled in Kazakhstan’s Aktau seaport during the first eight months of 2020, which is 5 percent more compared to the same period of last year (1.4 million), a representative of Kazakhstan’s Aktau port told Trend.
The representative said that grain handling in the port stood at 373,412 tons during the reporting period of 2020, which is 16 percent less compared to 445,004 tons over seven months of 2019.
In turn, metal handling at the port amounted to 11,476 tons from January through August 2020, which is 74 percent less compared to the same period of last year (44,889 tons).
The handling of other cargo amounted to 294,646 tons during the reporting period of 2020, which is 6 percent less year-on-year compared to 315,080 during the same period of 2019.
Some 4,068 tons of ferry cargo were also handled in the port during the first eight months of 2020, as compared to 2,381 tons over the same period of 2019, indicating a 71 percent increase.
Thus, the overall volume of cargo handled in the port from January through August 2020 was 2.1 million tons, which is 2 percent less compared to the same period of 2019 (2.2 million tons).
The port representative also noted that 159,040 tons of cargo were transported via containers, which is 2.6 times more than during the same period of last year (59,580 tons).
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 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.
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 the transshipment of goods, including grain, petroleum products, fertilizers, and chemicals.
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