Turkish company completes seaport project in Turkmenbashi city
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, May 2
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
Turkmenistan will host a solemn opening ceremony of the international seaport in the city of Turkmenbashi on May 2, said a source close to the organization of the event.
The cost of the project, implemented since 2014 by the Turkish Gap inşaat Company, exceeds $1.5 billion.
With the commissioning of the new port, there will be great opportunities for sending goods coming to Turkmenbashi City through the route of the Silk Road from countries of Asia and the Pacific region, further – to European countries through the ports of Russia, Azerbaijan and Iran, the State Agency "Turkmen Dovlet Habarlary" (TDH) notes.
The port complex includes a common loading terminal, a bulk terminal, a polypropylene terminal, as well as shipbuilding and ship repair docks. A road with overpass junctions has also been built, and railway tracks have been laid.
The project was developed in accordance with the international "Greenport" standard. The annual capacity of the port will be 17-18 million tons. Together with the previously operating port, this figure will be 25-26 million tons.
The international ferry and passenger port will be able to serve 300,000 passengers and 75,000 trailers per year. The container terminal is designed for an average annual capacity of 400,000 TEU (20-foot containers).
Multimodal logistics park will implement complex storage services, and the combined handling of containers and cargo delivered by air, road and rail, providing their transshipment onto water transport and vice versa.
It is expected that the new port in Turkmenbashi City will give impetus to the development of industrial and transport infrastructure and attraction of investments, and will contribute to growth of inflow of tourists.