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17 Giugno 2024



Aktau seaport boosted TEU container handling 50% in Jan-MayThe Aktau seaport handled over 15,800 twenty-feet equivalent units (TEU) in January-May 2024 or an increase of 50% compared with the same period of the previous year, Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (KTZ), the national railway operator, said in a Monday press release.This includes over 14,300 TEU containers – or an increase of 100% -- going along the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route (TITR).In May 2024, the Aktau seaport handled more than 5,100 TEUs, according to the press release.“Container transportation in increasing, including along the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route (TITR) from the People’s Republic of China to the European countries. Many carriers have now switched to TITR to transport cargoes. This route has high potential, and its main advantage is the travel time and safety if compared with the Suez Canal,” Vadim Novikov, the chief dispatcher of the seaport is quoted as saying.National Company Aktau Commercial Seaport JSC is part of National Company Kazakhstan Temir Zholy. The Aktau seaport is situated on the Mangyshlak peninsula of the Caspian Sea. The handling capacity of the port is 2.5 million tonnes of dry cargoes a year, 4,000 tonnes of grain, 12 million tonnes of oil and 2 million tonnes of ferry cargoes. In September 2023, the Aktau seaport was granted the status of an international seaport.The Trans-Caspian International Transport Route (TITR) is an international transport corridor that runs through China, Kazakhstan, the Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and further to Turkey and European countries. The Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway is part of the corridor. The capacity of TITR is expected to reach 10 million tonnes of cargoes a year by 2025. (ICE ALMATY)

Fonte notizia: INTERFAX