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2020 November 5

Kazakhstan's Kuryk port to launch new ferry operation to Iran

Kazakhstan's Kuryk port on the coast of the Caspian Sea plans to launch new ferry lines to Iran's Amirabad and Enzelil from mid-November, the Union of Kazakhstan transport workers Kazlogics has said.

The initial freight will be carried by Russian vessels that can accommodate up to 32 heavy-duty vehicles up to 17 meters long, with the one way cost of freight at 1,600-1,700 U.S. dollars, according to a statement on Tuesday.

Located on the eastern coast of the Caspian Sea, the Kuryk port is located at the intersection of the East-West trade corridor linking Europe and East Asia and the North-South corridor linking Russia and India.

The port handles 13.9 million tons of goods annually.