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Kazakhstan's Kuryk port boosts cargo handling, launches direct link to Iran

Transport Materials 25 November 2020 17:21 (UTC +04:00)
Kazakhstan's Kuryk port boosts cargo handling, launches direct link to Iran

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov. 25

By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:

The volume of cargo handling at Kazakhstan’s Kuryk seaport has amounted to 1,352 tons over the period from Jan. through Oct. 2020, Trend reports citing Central Communications Services of Kazakh Mangystau region.

The report said that this is 290,000 tons or 21 percent more than during the same period of last year. The main goods exported from the port are oil, grain, common consumption goods, whereas goods imported also are common consumption goods, as well as textile items, construction products.

On Nov. 25, 2020, first Ro-Ro type ferry was launched on the Kuryk-Amirabad-Enzeli (Iran)– Kuryk route. The route is especially important for transporting wagons filled with perishable cargo, vegetables or fruits, without need for transshipment. One ferry can carry up to 32 refrigerated trucks with perishable goods.

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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