Kazakhstan opens new ferry route with Iran

   November 28, 2020 ,   Cruise Industry

Kazakhstan opened a new sea ferry route connecting Port Kuryk with Port Anzali (Iran).

The first vessel on the new route was MS Sergei Rachmaninov. The ferry service's advantage is that the cargo can be directly sent to the consumer without transfers to additional vessels. The occupancy of one ferry is 32 trucks loaded with perishable goods.

The ferry service was previously only with Azerbaijan, where Kazakhstan exports grain, metal, oil, building materials, and imports imported consumer goods.

Prt Kuryk's automotive infrastructure receives and promptly serves transit and import/export cargo.

MS Sergei Rachmaninov cruise ship

Port Kuryk's General Director Serik Akhmetov said in 20219 they had bought two tugs - the first of their port.

"We see that there is a certain logic in purchasing our own fleet and operating it from our port. Also, this year, agreements were reached on the construction of two-grain terminals. One in the territory of Kuryk, and the other on the territory adjacent to us, but all these cargoes will be handled through us."

Port representatives believe the Kuryk-Anzali (Amirabad) ferry line will be interesting for both Kazakh and Iranian businessmen.