Seyitguly Bayseidov, Deputy Chairman of the Agency Turkmendenizderyayollary (Turkmen Maritime and River Transport), during the Investors Forum on Tuesday in Brussels, highlighted the pivotal role of Turkmenbashi International Seaport as a crucial sea gateway for Central Asia, connecting Europe and the region, as reported by representatives of the Business Turkmenistan online publication attending the forum.
The International Transport Corridor Eurasia-Caucasus-Asia (TRACECA) has significantly elevated Turkmenistan’s maritime transport sector. With the development of TRACECA, Turkmenbashi International Seaport has experienced increased opportunities and attractiveness, fostering economic growth and enhancing trade efficiency, Bayseidov added.
During the conference, the Deputy Chairman emphasized that Turkmenbashi International Seaport features state-of-the-art infrastructure with a government investment of $1.5 billion. Equipped with modern terminals, the seaport can handle 17 million tonnes of freight, ensuring efficient cargo handling and logistics services through terminals such as the General Cargo Terminal, Bulk Cargo Terminal, Container Terminal, Ro-Ro, and Passenger Terminal, as well as a Terminal for Polypropylene and other chemicals.
He also noted that Turkmenbashi International Seaport implemented eco-friendly facilities and adopted green technologies, earning recognition through the Green Port certificate awarded by the ECO SLC in 2023 with the support of OSCE.
Seyitguly Bayseidov also highlighted plans to construct various types of vessels, including dry cargo ships and universal ferries specialized for transporting rail and road vehicles. This year, the decision has been made to construct five vessels of different types, including three General Cargo vessels and two Ro-Ro ships.
Concluding the speech, the Deputy Chairman emphasized that the Agency Turkmendenizderyayollary and Turkmenbashi International Seaport are open to partnerships contributing to the economic prosperity of the entire region. They welcome investors to participate in making the seaport a regional trade hub, offering numerous investment opportunities in shipbuilding and infrastructure.