Aktau Sea Port To Be Privatized
Kazakhstan’s Aktau International Sea Port on the Caspian Sea will be privatized in 2017, Kazakhstan Temir Zholy National Company, which owns the port said in a message, Trend News Agency reported.
It is envisaged by the Privatization Program initiated by Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayav.
Moreover, it is planned to sell several regional airports managed by Kazakhstan Temir Zholy until the yearend.
In total 21 assets of the company are planned for privatization in 2017.
In 2016 Kazakhstan Temir Zholy sold 11 assets totaling 24 billion tenge (314.4 tenges = $1).
Aktau Sea Port located on the east coast of the Caspian Sea at the intersection of several international transport corridors transfers dry cargo, crude oil and oil products in the direction of Iran, Turkey, Russia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, and vice versa 12 months a year and 24 hours a day.
Within the privatization program, Kazakhstan will transfer such large state-owned companies as Kazakhstan Temir Zholy railway company, KazMunaiGas oil and gas company, Kazatomprom atomic company, Samruk-Energy, Kazpost, Air Astana, Kazgeology, Kazmortransflot Maritime Shipping Company, Atyrau Refinery, Pavlodar Petrochemical Plant, and PetroKazakhstan Oil Products and etc. to a competitive environment.
Overview of Aktau sea port
At present time the Aktau Port is the modern multipurpose terminal, having the technological resources, which provide future development of the port, as follows:
Availability of extensive areas (over 50000 m2 of open areas and covered transit storehouse – 6000 m2), enabling to safely store any goods and materials, including heavyweight goods, and providing effective management for containers park, which is a key link in the modern port operation.
Reconstruction has provided the port with three multifunctional berths for handling of general and bulked cargoes, one berth for grain export and heavy goods handling and service «PO-PO» type vessels, with total length of new berths – 550 м and possibility of four vessels simultaneous handling.
Ferry complex, enabling to process any wagons for the special-purpose ferries.
Four oil-loading terminals, which enable to provide handling of 4 tankers with 12 000 tons of displacement.
The Aktau port has renewed the equipment that provides with possibility to operate using all types of general and bulked cargos and cargos in containers.
The port has the characteristics in terms of vessel draft as follows:
- Permissible vessel draft in vessel channel is – 6 м.
- Permissible vessel draft to oil berths (4,5) – 6 м.
- Permissible vessel draft to oil berths (9,10) – 7 м.
- Permissible vessel draft to dry cargo berths (1,2,3)- 6,7 м.
- Permissible vessel draft to ferryboat passage (8th berth) – 5,3 м.
Port website: Website for Port of Aktau
Port Location and Contacts
|Province or District||Mangystau Province|
|Town or City (Closest location) with Distance (km)||Name: n/a
|Port’s Complete Name||Port of Aktau|
|Managing Company or Port Authority (If more than one operator, break down by area of operation)||“NC “Aktau ISCP” JSC|
|Management Contact Person||Uandikov Berik Kusmanovich
Mangystau region, Aktau, 130000, Umirzak settlement
Tel: 7292 514549
Fax: 7292 445101
|Closest Airport and Frequent Airlines to / from International Destinations||Airport Name: n/a
Description and Contacts of Key Companies
For information on Kazakhstan Port of Aktau contact details, please see the following link:
In April 2013, “NC “Aktau ISCP” JSC handled 649,000 tons of dry and oil-bulk cargoes, what came up to 83,5% of the target, including:
- Oil-bulk cargo – 409 ,000 tons
- Metal products – 49,000 tons
- Ferry cargoes – 93,000 tons
- Grain – 17,000 tons
- Other cargoes – 81,000 tons
- Number of ships’ calls – 122
Since the beginning of 2013 Aktau international sea commercial port has handled over 4,157,000 tons of dry and oil-bulk cargoes that came to 106,3 % of the target.
Total volume of shipment of oil and oil products came to 2,968,400 tons, dry cargoes 1,118,500 tons, including shipment of metal products 299,300 tons, other cargoes 255,200 tons, grain 193,000 tons.
The volume of ferry transportations came up to 441,000 tons.
In December of the 2012, RSE AISCP transshipped 799,000 tons of dry and oil-bulk cargo, what came up to 86,7 % of the target, including:
- Oil-bulk cargo – 540,000 tons
- Metal products – 59,000 tons
- Ferry cargoes – 93,000 tons
- Grain – 74,000 tons
- Other cargoes – 33,000 tons
- Number of ships’ calls – 146
Since the beginning of 2012 Aktau International Sea Commercial Port has handled over 10, 950,000 tons of dry and oil-bulk cargo, what came to 105.3% of the target.
Total transshipment of crude oil and oil products came to 7,591,000 tons, dry cargoes 3,359,000 tons, including transshipment of metal products 1,398,000 tons, other cargoes 381,000 tons, grain 644,000 tons, the volume of ferry transportations came up to 936,000 tons.
Number of ships’ calls since the beginning of 2012 is 1,855.
|Container Traffic (TEUs)||n/a|
Total Cargo Handling: 10,950,000 tons (2012)
Total Annual Capacity of the Port: 22,000,000 tons (2012)
Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges
Conventional Cargo – Fees for cargo storage at port
Payment for storage of goods arrived at the port shall not be collected during 60 days (non-full days are accounted as full days when storing in storage yards and 20 days, when storing in the covered storehouse).
After expiration of the mentioned time and up to the moment of cargo removal from the port, payment for storage of goods shall be collected from cargo owner:
29,16 tenge per 24 hours for first 30 calendar days of storage ;
43,74 tenge for every following days of storage after 30 calendar days.
For storing of perishable cargos arrived at the port (flour and other foodstuff) payment shall be collected at the same rates beginning from the first day of storing.
For containers storing arrived at the port payment shall not be collected during the first days from the moment of their arrival (non-full days are accounted as full days).
After expiration of the mentioned time and up to the moment of containers removal from the port, payment for storage shall be collected from cargo owner at the following rates:
Containerised Cargo – Fees for cargo storage at port
For the containers weighing from 3 to 10 tons :
145,79 tenge for 1 container per 24 hours during first 10 calendar days of storage;
291,59 tenge for 1 container per 24 hours during following 20 calendar days of storage;
583,18 tenge for 1 container for every following days of storage after 20 calendar days.
For the containers weighing 20 tons:
291,59 tenge for 1 container per 24 hours during first 10calendar days of storage;
583,18 tenge for 1 container per 24 hours during following 20 calendar days of storage;
874,77 tenge for 1 container for every following days of storage after 20 calendar days.
For the containers weighing 40 tons:
583,18 tenge for 1 container per 24 hours during first 10 calendar days of storage;
1166,35 tenge for 1 container per 24 hours during following 20 calendar days of storage;
1457,94 tenge for 1 container for every following days of storage after 20 calendar days. All rates of payments of the present regulation are given without VAT.
For information on Kazakhstan Port of Aktau Tariffs, please see the following document:
For information on Kazakhstan Port of Aktau berthing detasil, please see the following link:
Type of Berth
Maximum Draft (m)
General cargo /ore
Multipurpose (grain loading, heavy-weights and berthing of “Ро-Ро” type ferry)
Fleet of the port
Small size vessels
Collecting vessel of bilge and feces waters
Ecological equipment for oil spill response