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Kazakh Caspian Sea Ports Operations Unaffected By COVID-19

Kazakh Caspian Sea ports operations unaffected by COVID-19

Source: Port Aktau
Aktau, Kazakhstan (PortSEurope) November 9, 2020 – More than 1.6 million tons of cargo were handled between Kazakhstan’s ports in the Caspian Sea in the first nine months of 2020. The volume of transshipment of goods through the ports of Aktau and Kuryk is similar to the same period last year, unaffected by the the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis. There is an increase in the transshipment
volumes of freight vehicles and containers. Since the beginning of the year, about 9,800 containers have been transported between the two ports. A dozen round trips were made by regular feeder line Aktau-Baku. Kazakh companies are also showing interest in this service for grain exports. There is also a positive trend in the carriage of goods by inland waterways. During the reporting period, the volume of transshipment was 1.4 million tonnes, of which about 209,000 tonnes were in the direction of Russia. Aktau Sea Port is located on the east coast of the Caspian Sea at the intersection of several international transport corridors, providing the transportation of dry cargo, crude oil and oil products from east to west, from north to south and back in the direction of Iran, Turkey, Russia, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan. Kuryk port covers a total area of 40 hectares and is located on the Trans-Caspian international transport route (TITR). Also, it handles crude oil exports from the Kashagan oil field. The port plans to launch new ferry lines to Iran’s Amirabad and Enzelil from mid-November. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2020

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