Kazakhstan’s Kuryk port to launch new ferry operation to Iran


(Xinhua) — Kazakhstan’s Kuryk port on the coast of the Caspian Sea plans to launch new ferry lines to Iran’s Amirabad and Enzelil from mid-November, the Union of Kazakhstan transport workers Kazlogics has said.

The initial freight will be carried by Russian vessels that can accommodate up to 32 heavy-duty vehicles up to 17 meters long, with the one way cost of freight at 1,600-1,700 U.S. dollars, according to a statement on Tuesday.

Located on the eastern coast of the Caspian Sea, the Kuryk port is located at the intersection of the East-West trade corridor linking Europe and East Asia and the North-South corridor linking Russia and India.

The port handles 13.9 million tons of goods annually. Enditem