Kazakhstan to Develop Ferry Service on Caspian Sea

By ,   October 6, 2018 ,   Cruise Industry

Kazakhstan and Russia have agreed to cooperate in the sea and river transport's field. An agreement on development of ferry service between the ports on Caspian Sea and Irtysh River has been reached.

It has been decided the issue would be studied with Russian colleagues by the end of June 2019. Agreements have also been reached on development of cooperation in shipbuilding and shiprepair production as well as mutual recognition of seafarers' diplomas.

In the field of railway transport, another agreement has been reached to continue joint work that is aimed at creating high-speed cargo-passenger railway corridor “Eurasia”.

Both parties will also consider organizing the roundtrip of Astana-Saint Petersburg wagon train of year-round service with one relinking.

Port of Saint Petersburg (Russia)

Image: Port of Saint Petersburg (Russia)

An agreement has been reached on the organization of passage of vehicles using TIR carnet through "Burachki" checkpoint on the Russia-Latvia border.

In the civil aviation's field, the parties have agreed to sign documents on "simplified rules of entry, stay and departure for members of the crews of aircraft" of the airlines of the Russian Federation and Republic of Kazakhstan, who are foreign citizens of 3rd countries.

All the agreements have been reached at the 13th meeting of transport subcommittee of Intergovernmental Commission on Cooperation between Russia and Kazakhstan.