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Kazakhstan intends to increase port capacity by 50% - comprehensive plan

Published May 24, 2024

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Kazakhstan has unveiled a comprehensive plan for the development of its maritime infrastructure, aimed at boosting port throughput by 50% and container capacity threefold by 2028. This plan, which includes the creation of a large maritime transport and logistics cluster in the ports of Aktau and Kuryk, will primarily rely on private investments to be implemented. The country also faces challenges in including new Kazakh supplier enterprises in the Chinese GTU register for grain shipment. In response, Kazakhstan and China are discussing a mechanism to provide China with a list of Kazakh grain importers to facilitate grain logistics. Additionally, the two countries are exploring the possibility of establishing a new multimodal transit connection between China, Kazakhstan, and Russia, aiming to increase trade turnover by 3 million tons.
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Kazakhstan has adopted a comprehensive plan for the development of maritime infrastructure for 2024-2028. According to it, by 2028 it is planned to increase the throughput of ports by 50%, and the throughput of containers will also increase 3 times. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In particular, the comprehensive plan provides for the creation of a large maritime transport and logistics cluster based on the ports of Aktau and Kuryk. The implementation of this work will allow us to increase container capacity, develop cargo transshipment terminals and logistics for international transport, as well as reduce administrative barriers. According to the document, work on dredging the waters of the port of Kuryk and the construction of a container hub in the port of Aktau will begin this year. The bulk of the projects will be implemented through private investments, including those planned as part of the development of ...
Source: Oilworld
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