Kazakhstan extends railway to new seaport

By bne IntelliNews July 3, 2015

A new railway line Borzhakty-Yersay linking existing networks with a new port in the Caspian Sea has started trial operations, Kazinform news agency reported on July 3.

The 23.8km-long line links the Mangyshlak-Ozen line with the Kuryk port which is carrying out the construction of a major ferry facility. The construction of the line was launched on October 1, 2014.

The line is expected to boost freight shipped to the country’s sea ports by rail. The volume of freight transhipped via Kazakh ports reached 10.3mn tonnes in 2014, 2% up from 2013. Of this the volume of freight shipped by rail was 6.2mn tonnes, a 10% increase y/y.

In the country’s west Kazakhstan commissioned the Zhezkazgan-Beyneu line linking the country’s western parts with the central and Ozen-Bolashak line linking Kazakh railway networks with those of Iran via Turkmenistan.

Related Articles

Kazakh judge jails former rising star minister for 10 years after corruption trial

A Kazakh court on March 14 sentenced former Kazakh Economy Minister Kuandyk Bishimbayev to 10 years in prison after he was found guilty of bribery and embezzlement.  Judge Adilkhan ... more

Iran could join Moscow-led EEU by May says Russian minister

Russia’s Energy Minister Aleksander Novak has said Iran could join the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) by May, RT reported on March 10. Tehran has repeatedly lobbied Moscow over the past year to ... more

Moldovan businessman Stati threatens to ask bailiffs to sell Kazakh Kashagan stake in legal battle

Moldovan businessman Anatolie Stati’s spokeswoman said on January 9 that Stati will ask bailiffs to sell a $5.2bn stake in the Kashagan oil field owned by Kazakh sovereign ... more