Azerbaijani delegation takes part in the event on the occasion of the presentation of Kuryk port
Event on the occasion of the presentation of the multimodal transport hub – the ferry complex of the Kuryk port was held in Mangystau region with the participation of the President of Kazakhstan – Nursultan Nazarbayev. Azerbaijan is represented at the event by a delegation led by chairman of CJSC Azerbaijan Railways Javid Gurbanov.
Heads of state bodies, transport and logistics companies of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Iran, China, Russia, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, as well as veterans of the transport industry of Kazakhstan took part in the event.
The port of Kuryk is included in the network of international transport corridors. Railways and highways are connected to a water area of the port. Capacity of the railway-ferry and automobile complex is more than 7 million tons per year. The service infrastructure with the customs service zone of the port will handle vehicles less than 30-40 minutes, and key objects of the Kuryk port will contribute to the development of terminal and warehouse infrastructure.
According to the head of CJSC “Azerbaijan Railways” Javid Gurbanov, the Kuryk port is a technological bridge in the infrastructure of railways of Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan. Transport workers of Azerbaijan cooperate with their Kazakh colleagues in the development of logistics marketing, application of modern multimodal solutions involving rail and sea transport.
The participants of the presentation noted the importance of this event in the history of development of the transport and logistics system of Kazakhstan and its integration into international trade flows. Kazakhstan is taking active actions to develop transcontinental transportation between Europe and Asia.
Over the past 10 years, about 30 billion dollars have been invested in transport and logistics infrastructure for the development of the Euro-Asian transport corridors. The implementation of projects for the modernization and construction of new infrastructure continues, including the IT infrastructure. Investments by 2020 will amount to more than 8.4 billion dollars. This will additionally give impetus to the trade flows of the Silk Road.
It should be reminded that the construction of the first multimodal ferry complex of the Kuryk started in April 2015. For January-June of 2018 the volume of transshipment of goods amounted to 856 thousand tons.