Exports of Kazakhstan’s grain through the port of Aktau in 2013 decreased by 30 thousand tons

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During January-December 2013 through the port of Aktau was shipped 527,000 tons of grain. This was reported in the department of information and marketing research of the seaport. The main direction for the export of local grain is the Islamic Republic of Iran.

As you know, Iran is one of the largest buyers of Kazakhstan’s grain. Kazakhstan has opened its own grain terminal in the port of Amirabad in the neighboring republic. It further allows Kazakhstan to export half a million tons of grain through this corridor.

Construction of a grain terminal in Iran was the final link in the creation of the transport and logistics chain of Kazakhstan grain export to Iran and Caucasus countries as Kazakhstan has grain terminals, in addition to the port of Aktau, also in the port of Baku.

As previously informed the IA «Kazakh-Zerno”, according to the results of 2012, grain handling by “Ak Biday Terminal” was 557,655 tons, including 381,821 tons of wheat and 175,834 tons of barley. In 2012 was handled more grain than in the previous year, by almost 250 thousand tons.

We recall that in 2011 through the terminal was handled almost 308 thousand tons of grain. Compared with 2010 year, shipments fell by 24%, when it was handled 404,000 tons of grain, of which 331,408 tons is wheat and 72 425 tons – barley.

For information: Grain Terminal “Ak Biday Terminal” is located on the east coast of the Caspian Sea in the seaport of Aktau. Aktau port provides transportation of 13 million tons of cargoes per year. Of these, about 600 thousand tons is grain. The sole shareholder of the terminal is the state company JSC “Food Contract Corporation”. Production capacity of terminal on grain handling is up to 350 tons per hour. The main external directions of goods are the cities of Anzali, Amir Abad, Astrakhan, Baku, Makhachkala, Neka Naushahr, Olya, Turkmenbashi.

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