Turkmenbashi International Seaport

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Today the port of Turkmenbashi

Today the port of Turkmenbashi:

        Turkmenistan has previously played an important role in interregional trade relations, and today, when this historical legendary route is being revived, its role is becoming even more significant. The strategic location and all the ambitious infrastructure projects that are implemented under the wise leadership of our leader, make the country a key player on the new Silk Road connecting Asia and Europe.

The commissioning of a modern multifunctional port complex with numerous specialized terminals, built using advanced technologies, not only makes it possible to multiply increase transit through the territory of Turkmenistan, but also increases its export potential and strengthens the national economy.

The project of the new International Port of Turkmenbashi is also an investment in infrastructure for the whole of Eurasia, the basis for the development of trade relations with the Caspian countries.

The port of Turkmenbashi contributes to the tourist, trade and logistics capabilities of the Avaza National Tourist Zone.

The total area of ​​the port is more than 150 hectares. In order to ensure that ships are approaching the berth, enormous work has been done on excavating about 10 million cubic meters of soil and deepening the seabed.

The total length of the pier with a width of 20 meters is 3,600 meters, which allows you to simultaneously arrive, depart and be served in the port by several cargo and passenger ships.

The new port will include ferry and passenger, container terminals, terminals for general and bulk cargoes, as well as the Balkan shipbuilding and ship repair yard.

In addition to the berthing hydraulic structures in the port, numerous coastal infrastructure facilities were built, including transportation services: roads with overpasses with a total length of almost 4,000 meters and about 30,000 meters of railway tracks.

The total throughput of the new port averages about 17 million tons of cargo per year excluding oil products, including 300 thousand passengers, 75 thousand trucks, 400 thousand containers, 3 million tons of bulk and 4 million tons of general cargo.

          With the opening of the International Seaport, the possibilities of Turkmen logistics companies, as well as companies of foreign countries, will expand. All conditions have been created for this in the new port, operations for loading, unloading and storing cargo have been automated. This greatly facilitates the work of both port workers and clients. The port provides for the location of a modern hotel with 50 places, a restaurant with 80 places, a parking lot, currency exchange points and other infrastructure necessary for the comfortable stay of clients in the port. Parking is also provided for 450 cars for goods arriving by rail.

The seaport of Turkmenbashi provides all services in accordance with international standards, such as refueling, loading and unloading goods in open and closed storages, cargo packaging, medical assistance, forwarding, fire safety, pilotage services, supervision, agent services, sea guides, towing and anchor.

The new port provides for storage without paying customs duties of up to 3 years, free storage for 30 to 45 days, this opens the opportunity to sell and ship the stored goods from the port area in any direction by road, rail and sea. The international sea port of Turkmenbashi received license No. 3-26-39-126 dated August 27, 2018 to work as a “bonded warehouse”.

         Turkmenbashi port is an important transport and logistics hub of the TRACECA corridor - an internationally recognized program aimed at the development of economic relations, trade and transport links in the regions of the Black Sea basin, the South Caucasus and Central Asia. With the commissioning of the new port, its importance in the development of the Europe – Caucasus – Asia transport corridor will significantly increase.

With the aim of uninterrupted delivery of incoming goods to destinations along the sea route, the port opens the way to new trade relations along the East-West and North-South routes. For this purpose, the integration of the port with railways and highways is foreseen. For the implementation of fast and reliable services, which is the main goal of logistics, there are public service buildings in the port. Thus, the buildings of the migration and customs services, as well as the building of the management of railways arranged within the port, will make a great contribution to faster delivery of goods to their destinations moving along the route through the port of Turkmenbashi.

The project of the Turkmenbashi International Seaport was carried out taking into account the Green Port international criterion. The international criterion "Green Port" aims to protect the environment of the sea and the coast, the effective use of marine nature, the protection of biodiversity. In order to carefully preserve the ecology of the Caspian Sea, bio-purification plants were installed at each terminal.

        The new seaport is awarded with an award from the international consulting company PricewaterhouseCoopers and the German logistics and transport company Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), a certificate from the container terminal manager in the port of Hamburg and the Dutch ports of Zeeland Seaports.

        Also, the port is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest port below sea level. The collection of world records noted in the same category - “the largest below sea level” - an artificial bird island, built during the construction of the port in order to protect the avifauna.

         Awards for contribution to environmental protection and bird protection during the construction of the Turkmenbashi port were awarded by the Max Planck Institute of Ornithology (Germany) and the University of Vienna.

The project of the new International Port of Turkmenbashi is also an investment in infrastructure for the whole of Eurasia, the basis for the development of trade relations with the Caspian countries.

We also recall that on December 20, 2017, at the 74th meeting of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly, the Resolution “Strengthening the links between all modes of transport to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals”, initiated by Turkmenistan, was unanimously adopted.