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Kuryk Port In Kazakhstan Plans To Open A Ferry Line To Iranian Ports

Kuryk port on the coast of the Caspian Sea in Kazakhstan plans to open new ferry lines to the Iranian ports of Amirabad and Anzali from mid-November.

Initially, the cargo will be transported by Russian vessels capable of accommodating up to 32 heavy trucks up to 17 meters in length each. One-way freight rates will range from $ 1,600 to $ 1,700.

The port of Kuryk is located on the eastern coast of the Caspian Sea, at the intersection of the East-West trade corridor linking Europe with East Asia, and the North-South corridor linking Russia with India. The automobile infrastructure of the port of Kuryk is fully ready to accept and carry out operations related to cargo crossing the port on transit and export-import routes.

The port is located in a natural bay in the bay. Its location contributes to favorable weather conditions for loading and unloading, for the supply of wagons for loading and for the unloading process. Frost resistance of the bay is not the only advantage of the coastal strip near the village of Kuryk; there is also the possibility of expanding performance. The depth of the port waters reaches 7 m, and the port area is more than 67 hectares.

The port infrastructure includes railway and motor terminals with simultaneous service of two ferries, an inlet canal, and protective structures from the west and east. The length of the berth line is 466 m. Consumer goods, grain, oil products, liquefied petroleum gas, fertilizers, chemicals and other commodities are transported through the port. Today, the ferry complex Kuryk can serve up to eight ferries a day and handle cargo in the amount of 6 million tons annually.