Kuryk port’s ferry complex to reach capacity of more than 500,000 tons of cargo in 2017
Kuryk port in Mangystau region will give a powerful impetus to development of transit-transport potential and export in Kazakhstan. Presently, construction of the first ferry pier is well underway. One pier and the bridge start will be pun into operation in February. The project also provides for two transitional bridges, which means that the pier will be able to receive two vessels simultaneously. The second pier, which will be commissioned later, will be universal and capable of receiving the ferries such as RoRo and carrying out handling of railway carriages and auto trucks. The project cost is estimated at 32 billion tenge. This year, it is planned to finish the western and eastern protective breakwaters, which will protect the port from water and wind and allow it to operate without stopping. According to forecasts, by the end of the year, the ferry complex will work at full capacity. It will supercharge railway carriages with oil products, fertilizers, chemicals and other goods in neighboring Caspian states.
IGOR PROTSENKO, HEAD OF NAVIGATION, COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES, KURYK PORT:
We have already planned receipt of 178 ship calls that will be reached by the end of 2017. This is a minimum volume, and the real volume will be much higher. The cargo will total about 540,000 tons.