Kuryk port in Kazakhstan connects China-Europe sea route
The Kuryk Port, located in Aktau, Kazakhstan plays an important role to connect the sea route between China and Europe. The port, which will have a ferry complex and liquid cargo terminal, registers increasing cargo transshipment volumes every year. Last year, 1.33 million tonnes of freights was processed at the port.
RUSLAN TAIMANOV, HEAD OF FERRY SERVICE, KURYK PORT
- As part of the transportation service from Kuryk port, clients have to pay only once to deliver small volume of cargoes. The bulk service has the risk of cargoes being damaged during the handling.
Export products from China are usually delivered by train to Khorgos, the biggest dry port in the world, and by trucks to Kuryk port. The products were then stored in ships and sent to Azerbaijan and Europe. The delivery can also be made via railroad to Turkey and Georgia from Kazakhstan.
The sea route delivery takes from 12 to 15 days. This year, the cargoes from Kuryk port will also be delivered to Iran and Turkmenistan.
RAKHMETOLLA KUDAIBERGENOV, SECRETARY GENERAL, TRANS-CASPIAN INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORT ROUTE
-Freights are being delivered from China to Italy and from Kazakhstan to Mersin. Freights from Kazakhstan include (products such as) grains of various varieties such as wheat, lentils and peas.
Meanwhile, Azerbaijan is also a promising Trans-Caspian transportation hub. Cargoes from the country can be delivered to Turkey, Western Europe, the United Kingdom and the United States.
JAVID GURBANOV, CHAIRMAN, AZERBAIJAN RAILWAYS
- We should unite our efforts to cooperating using each other’s ports and trade facilities so as to benefit the countries which do not have access to large international markets.