21 Dec 2022 09:55

Kazatomprom, Inkai ship uranium to Canada via Trans-Caspian route

ALMATY. Dec 21 (Interfax) - Kazatomprom and joint venture Inkai have carried out a delivery of uranium to Canada using the Trans-Caspian transport route, the Kazakh company reported.

"Kazatomprom announces it has completed a physical delivery of natural uranium using the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route (TITR). The Company has successfully used the TITR as an alternative route for delivering Kazatomprom's material to western customers since 2018, helping to mitigate the risk of the primary route through St. Petersburg being unavailable, for any reason," the company said.

As of October 26, Kazatomprom's portion of the shipment "had reached the Port of Poti and was waiting for additional material from JV Inkai to arrive, prior to being loaded onto a chartered vessel for furtherance to its final destination; the delivery, which included both Kazatomprom and JV Inkai owned uranium, has arrived to a Canadian port," the company said.

Inkai, a joint venture between Canada's Cameco and Kazatomprom, mines uranium by in situ leaching at the Inkai deposit in South Kazakhstan province.