Kazakhstan launches a multimodal transport hub on Caspian shores

Officially inaugurated the ferry complex of the Kuryk Port – a multimodal hub on the shore of Caspian Sea The port will link several Eurasian highway and railway transit corridors to the sea
Kazakhstan launches a multimodal transport hub on Caspian shores
19 September 11:50 2018 Print This Article

Transport and logistics companies from Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Iran, China, Russia, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan attended the opening ceremony, along with Kazakh officials and industry representatives.

According to a press-release by Kazakhstan Temir Zholy national railways company, which manages the facility, the total capacity of this railway-ferry-automobile hub exceeds seven million tonnes per year.

The customs service and facilities at the port will handle vehicles in less than 30-40 minutes and include updated terminals and warehouses.

Port Kuryk enhances automobile transit as the trans-Caspian route via the Kuryk port facilitates cargo delivery from China, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and the Ural-Siberian Region of Russia to Turkey and Europe, and vice versa.

It also hopes that the multiplier effect of transport infrastructure will enhance economic competitiveness and will increase trade flows on the revived Silk Road, expanding regional cooperation and economic advancement.

Kazakhstan’s Mangystau region is home to both of the country’s Caspian Sea ports and is moving towards becoming a major logistics centre where aviation, railways, road and water transport networks are concentrated.

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