Ferry Complex at the Port of Kuryk

Ferry Complex at the Port of Kuryk

Locations

Type

Seaport

Status

Under Construction

Total Reported Cost

Initiatives

Start Date

2005

Start of Construction

April 2015

Planned Completion Date

2017

Implementers

Operators

Funders

Source(s) Amount
None USD

Description

The ferry port was first proposed in 2005 by Kazmunaigaz, Kazakhstan's state oil and gas firm, to expand transhipment capabilities as Kuryk is less than 70 kilometres from the crucial seaport of Aktau. Ferries would also serve transit function for people in Kazakhstan and Trans-Caspian travel, as five ferries are expected to leave the port on a daily basis. With the construction of Kuryk, Kazakhstan is aiming to increase its transit-transport from current 18 million tons of freight to 50 million tons by 2030. The total projected annual capacity of Kuryk ferry complex is projected to be four million tons of freight. The first freight cars were sent from Kuryk port to the Baku International Sea Trade Port in Alat on March 24th.