A new ferry complex that will improve opportunities for transit of cargo through the Caspian Sea is being built in the port of Kuryk in Kazakhstan, nur.kz reports.

The first phase of the complex will be commissioned in December this year. It will ensure the ferry complex’s technical and technological readiness to receive and send cargoes through the port of Kuryk.

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Construction of the second phase is planned for 2017.

The new ferry complex in the port of Kuryk will handle five ferries a day, thereby facilitating the handling of 4 million tons of goods per year.

As reported earlier, Kazakhstan’s new dry port doubled the container traffic from China to Europe in 2015.