BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov.25
By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:
Over 1.65 million tons of oil were handled in Kazakhstan’s Aktau seaport over the first nine months of 2020, which is 3 percent more compared to the same period of last year (1.608 million), a representative of Kazakhstan’s Aktau port told Trend.
The representative said that grain handling in the port exceeded 377,000 tons during the reporting period of 2020, which is 25 percent less compared to 501,000 tons over nine months of 2019.
In turn, metal handling at the port exceeded 11,000 tons from January through September 2020, which is 76 percent less compared to the same period of last year (over 45,000 tons).
The handling of other cargo amounted to 313,000 tons during the reporting period of 2020, which is 17 percent less year-on-year compared to 379,000 during the same period of 2019.
Some 4,000 tons of ferry cargo were also handled in the port during the first nine months of 2020, as compared to 2,000 tons over the same period of 2019, indicating a two-times increase.
Thus, the overall volume of cargo handled in the port from January through Sept. 2020 was 2.3 million tons, which is 7 percent less compared to the same period of 2019 (2.5 million 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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