According to Kazakhstan’s Statistics Committee, revenue from the movement of freight via its internal water transportation infrastructure reached 433.8 million tenge (US $905,530) from January through June 2022, a rise of more than 5 times over the same period in 2021.
A total of 254,880 tonnes of cargo were moved by maritime and coastal transport during H1, which is a decrease of 23.9% from the same time last year. But compared to the same period last year, when cargo turnover was only 22.1 million ton-kilometers, it increased to 44.9 million ton-kilometers. At the moment, Kazakhstan has three Caspian seaports, all of which are located in the Aktau port area on the country’s western coast. The Aktau International Commercial Sea Port is a high-tech multipurpose terminal that lets goods move from East to West, North to South, and back again, 365 days a year, around the clock.
In the Tyubkaragansky Gulf’s Bautino Bay, 150 kilometres from the city of Aktau, is the Bautino Cargo Port, a division of the Aktau International Commercial Seaport. South of the city of Aktau, on the Caspian Sea shore, is where you’ll find Kuryk Port. The railroad can be reached directly from the dock. Grain, petroleum products, fertilisers, and chemicals can all be trans-shipped through the port’s ferry complex.
These ports are crucial components of the Middle Corridor, which enables freight to pass via the Baku Port in Azerbaijan, ship to the Aktau Ports in Kazakhstan, and then cross to China and vice versa.