Kazakh Aktau And Kuryk Ports Offer Privileges For Middle Corridor Container Freightage

(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 23. Kazakhstan's AktauSea Trade port plans to introduce special tariffs for containercargo transshipment in 2024 along the"China-Kazakhstan-Azerbaijan-Georgia-Türkiye-Europe" internationalcorridor, with the Trans-Caspian International transport Route(TITR or Middle Corridor) serving as the primary segment, Trend reports via the TITRassociation.

Aktau Port has proposed a tariff for the transportation of a20-foot container at $60 per container (excluding VAT) and a40-foot container at $80 per container (excluding VAT).

"These tariffs depend on transshipment prices at BakuInternational Sea Trade Port in Alat and railway operator discountsin Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Türkiye," the TITRassociation says, citing the Ministry of Transport ofKazakhstan.

Additionally, Kazakhstan's Kuryk Port is prepared to consideroffering preferential terms for shippers and cargo carriers ifguaranteed cargo volumes are provided.

To note, the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route hasbeen under development since 2014, with the TITR association beingestablished in 2016.

In 2023, nearly 2.7 million tons of cargo passed through theMiddle Corridor, marking an 86 percent increase from 2022. Theexpected cargo volume for 2024 is 4.2 million tons.


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