Kazakhstan to increase river freight volume
Atyrau river port will resume its work. The terminal can now safely receive bulky cargo from overseas after the dredging works at the mouth of the Ural-Caspian canal were completed. Maritime traffic and logistics have been already established.
“The local authorities helped open customs control zone and the border at the mouth of the Ural-Caspian canal on the territory of the river port in order to facilitate customs clearance and opening of the borders for foreign cargos. This allowed saving time and expenses, because previously it was conducted in Bautino sea port,” said Azamat Zulkarnayev, Director of the Atyrau river port.
Previously, the Atyrau river port received equipment for domestic oil producing and oilfield service companies. Now, installations for gas and chemical complex will also be delivered to Atyrau region by sea. The propane storage tanks were delivered from South Korea this way. In total, barges with 25 tanks weighing more than 4,000 tons are planned to be delivered to the river port. They will be unloaded by two heavy cranes with a lifting capacity of 1,250 tons.
“We receive tanks for the petrochemical complex. The containers are large-sized and weigh 532 tons each. To date, we recceived two barges. Another three are expected soon,” said Ruslan Assanov, an employee of the Atyrau river port.
The transportation of both food and non-food products from abroad became possible due to the work of the Atyrau river port. Experts say that maritime traffic will save time and costs while not overloading international routes and highways.