First phase of Baku Int’l Port’s construction to be completed before year-end (exclusive)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 16
By Maksim Tsurkov - Trend:
The work on construction of a terminal for dry cargo and containers, consisting of four berths for roll-on/roll-off (ro-ro) vessels is scheduled to be completed until the endo f 2016, Taleh Ziyadov, the port's general director told Trend Jan. 15.
He added that all the works that are currently being conducted as part of the first phase of the new Baku International Sea Trade Port's construction in the Alat settlement (65 km south of Baku), will end before late 2016.
Ziyadov explained that once the terminal construction work is complete, the the port in Alat will be able to receive the ro-ro vessels without the transhipment of cargos at the old Baku port, as it was before.
"The pace of realization of subsequent phases of the port's construction will depend on the rate of growth of the cargo turnover, so we will speed up the construction when needed," added Ziyadov.
He also said that once the first phase ends, the Baku International Sea Trade Port will be able to receive up to 10-11 million tons of cargo and 50,000 containers per year.
The construction of the new international sea trade port began in November 2010.
Implementation of all three phases of the port's construction in the Alat settlement will cost 870 million manats.
The first phase, which is the main one, is estimated to cost 540 million manats. The cost of the second and third phases is estimated at 150 and 180 million manats, respectively.
The second phase envisages the construction of additional three cargo berths, and the third one - the construction of additional two cargo berths.
In the second phase, the port's cargo transhipment capacity will reach 17 million tons of cargo, and 150,000 containers, and once the third phase ends this figure will be 25 million tons of cargo and one million containers.