Aktau turns into Kazakhstan’s first port to receives Inexperienced Certification from OSCE


Aktau Business Sea Port has develop into the primary port in Kazakhstan to obtain the Ports Environmental Evaluation System (SEEP) certification and EcoPort standing from the European Sea Ports Group (EMPO), Board of the Aktau Port Chairman Abai Turikpenbaev mentioned throughout his speech on the discussion board “Transit and Transport Co-operation between Kazakhstan and the European Union: Prospects for the Improvement of the Trans-Caspian Worldwide Transport Route,” the International Ministry of Kazakhstan mentioned in a press launch.

The certification was carried out as a part of the EcoPorts venture, a globally acknowledged normal for environmental administration in ports and port terminals.

The OSCE EcoPorts venture launched in 2019, is aimed toward creating the infrastructure of maritime and transcontinental cargo transportation, simplifying customs procedures by way of the introduction of digitalization, and coaching and educating home specialists. The certificates gives a possibility to broaden relations with European ports to scale back the damaging impression of ports on the surroundings, in addition to to enhance the environmental scenario within the Caspian area. Corresponding work on passing inexperienced certification can also be being carried out by the Port of Kuryk.

In mild of the difference of commerce routes and provide chains to the worldwide political and financial scenario, the demand for the providers of Kazakhstani ports has elevated sharply this yr.

The full transshipment of products in simply the 5 months of 2022 within the Port of Aktau has already amounted to 97% of the whole for the whole lot of the earlier yr (2021) – 1.534 thousand tons in 5 months of 2022 in comparison with 1.594 thousand tons in all of 2021- and container transshipment elevated by 115% (16,267 TEUs) in comparison with the identical interval in 2021.

Within the Port of Kuryk, for the reason that starting of 2022, the amount of transshipment amounted to greater than 70% of the identical indicator for the entire of 2021- greater than 700 thousand tons within the first 5 months of 2022 in comparison with 1 million tons for all of 2021.

Given the rising demand for terminal providers, the Aktau port is at the moment making a container hub designed to rework site visitors flows within the Central Asian area. By the tip of 2022, it’s deliberate to draw two further specialised container ships to the present 5 feeder ships within the route of Aktau-Baku-Aktau.

A day earlier than the convention, the Port of Antwerp hosted a technical go to by a delegation of the leaders of TITR (Trans-Caspian Worldwide Transport Route), TRACECA (Transport Hall Europe-Caucasus-Asia) and several other Kazakhstani ports. The Port of Antwerp is the foremost container port of Belgium and nicknamed “the gateway to Europe”; within the EU, it’s second solely after the close by Port of Rotterdam within the Netherlands. Following this go to, throughout the convention, discussions had been held on the likelihood for Kazakhstani port staff to take part in coaching programs on port infrastructure and administration in Antwerp.


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