Aktau port on Kaspian Sea, Kazakhstan.
Tourist information about Aktau port.
Aktau port is a Caspian port in the Kazakhstan city of the same name. The official name of the management company is Joint-Stock Company National Company Aktau Sea Trade Port. 100% of the port's shares are held in trust by Kazakhstan Railways.
The former status of "seaport of international significance" was given to it by the Decree of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated July 31, 2003 No. 768. On September 3, 2018, the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan No. 544 issued on renaming Aktau International Sea Trade Port National Company JSC to National company "Aktau Commercial Sea Port". The explanatory note to the draft resolution states that the deprivation of its international status will remove the restriction on the privatization of the port.
Aktau port location.
Located on the northeast coast of the Caspian Sea. The port is a state-owned enterprise; it is of great international importance in the long-distance transportation system. Cargo received from the West by sea is sent by rail and by road to Kazakhstan, Siberia and the Far East.
Sea routes from the Aktau Bay lead west to the ports of Azerbaijan (Baku, Alat) and south to Iran (Bender-Enzeli). The ferry across the Caspian Sea, Aktau-Port-Alat, is part of the Silk Road international transport project (China - Kazakhstan - Azerbaijan - Georgia - Turkey - Europe), laid south of Russia to reduce the route to the European Union. Raw materials, mainly oil, also grain, various equipment and goods are exported from the republic through the port. The port's capacity is 3.2 million tons of dry cargo vessels and 12.5 million tons of crude oil per year.