Cargo transshipment from Aktau port to Azerbaijan increases
Cargo transshipment from the Aktau port (Kazakhstan) to Azerbaijan increased by 32 percent in the first eight months of 2018, compared to the same period last year, the Ministry for Investments and Development of Kazakhstan told Trend. “For the eight months of 2018, about 1.3 million tons of cargo were transshipped through the ports of Kazakhstan to Azerbaijan, including 202,000 tons from the Aktau port or 32 percent compared to the same period in 2017 (624,000 tons); 1.141 million tons from the Kuryk port, which is 66 percent more than in the same period last year (756,000 tons),” the ministry said. The ministry noted that in 2017, 740,500 tons of cargo (266,800 tons of oil, 19,700 tons of dry cargo, 454,000 tons of ferry cargo) were transshipped from the Aktau port to the Baku port, which ensured an increase of 76,900 tons compared to 2016 (663,600 tons).
Iran, Kazakhstan establish new sea trade route
TEHRAN, Sep. 12 (MNA) – An Iranian official announced Mon. the official inauguration of a new port in Kazakhstan’s city of Aktau by the docking of an Iranian ship there. Ali Akbar Ghonji, Managing Director of the Khazar Sea Shipping Lines, announced that Aktau international seaport in Kazakhstan has been officially inaugurated by Kazakhstan’s private sector following the docking of Iran’s ‘Viana’ belonging to Khazar Sea Shipping Lines; “Currently, with the construction of grain silos at Aktau port, three berths of this seaport are ready for operation,” he added. “In the future, the number of berths will be expanded to more than six,” he said, adding “furthermore, this new seaport has a much wider hinterland than other ports in Aktau.” “In this port, which has been constructed through modern technology, a variety of shipments including bulk cargo, wheat and general cargo can be loaded and unloaded,” he said. http://en.mehrnews.com/news/119668/Iran-Kazakhstan-establish-new-sea-trade-route
Kazakhstan’s President looked through a project of expanding the port of Aktau
According to the project for increasing the port’s capacity, its cargo handling will grow to 19.5 MMT a year due to the construction of a grain terminal with a 1.5 MMT annual capacity and two terminals for general cargoes and containers with a 1.5 MMT annual capacity. Under the schedule, the first stage of the construction will be completed in December 2014. The infrastructure development of the Caspian ports, the Trans-Caspian route, and a transport center in Mangistau region was also reported to the President. Source: UkrAgroConsultUpload News
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