Kuryk Port Opens New Ferry Complex

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

August 13, 2018

Images: Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping

Images: Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping

Kuryk port, located in the Mangystau region of Kazakhstan, has opened its new ferry complex.

Officials of relevant government agencies and representatives of private companies from Georgia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Iran, China, Russia, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Azerbaijan attended the event with the participation of the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev.

The Kuryk port is located on the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route and plays an exceptional role in increasing freight traffic in this direction. The launch of the new ferry complex will also create favorable conditions to a significant increase in the flow of cargo. This will contribute not only to the development of Kazakhstan, but the region as a whole.
The total capacity of the ferry complex is more than seven million tons. In terms of infrastructure all the facilities are provided. And most importantly, during the implementation of the customs services there will be no problems of time loss. Vehicles will be checked for no more than 30-40 minutes. The ferry complex will also offer warehouse services, arranged according to the modern type.
Kuryk port was put into operation in 2016. The port with a total area of 40 hectares has an advantageous geographical position. Here, the depth of the water makes it possible to park the ships with larger volumes. The cargo from Kuryk, which is considered to be one of the main components of the Trans-Caspian international transport route, is sent to Europe via Azerbaijan and Georgia.

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