Kazakhstan’s transit potential

Kazakh government pays special attention to the development of logistics infrastructure in the Caspian region. Key points in the Trans-Caspian transport corridor are the Kuryk and Aktau ports. Modern terminals provide quick transportation of goods from north to south and from west to east. The new Kuryk port receives ferries all year round. This year, the port will increase the volume of cargo transportation to 4.5 million tonnes.

ASKAR MAMIN, KAZAKH FIRST DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER:

- This year, the volume of transshipment through Kuryk will increase three times. We see that Aktau will grow in container transportation. Comparing to last year, the volume of Kuryk and Aktau in terms of container traffic will increase by seven times. The president’s plans to reach 2 million containers by 2020 will be implemented. 

According to experts, in 2018, the volume of traffic will be estimated at 10 million tonnes of freight. The works on diversifying the Aktau port are continuing. 18 investment projects have already been implemented. The goals set for the next three years will be fulfilled on time.

BAUYRZHAN KAIRATOV, CHAIRMAN, MORPORT AKTAU:

 - In 2018, the Morport Aktau plans to put into operation 5 projects worth 10.5 billion tenge and create more than 200 jobs.

SANZHAR YELUBAYEV, VICE PRESIDENT FOR LOGISTICS, KAZAKHSTAN TEMIR ZHOLY:

- We will continue to work on the Aktau port. We are working on diversification of cargo, the transition from oil cargo to dry and ferry cargoes and on achieving the goals that we have already planned for 2018-2020.

Kazakhstan’s sea gates continue to provide the flow of goods from Asia to Europe as they did during the Great Silk Road. Therefore, the development of transit potential, specifically, creation of attractive conditions in the ports of the Caspian Sea, is the primary goal of the country.