Baku port to tranship over 5 mln tons of cargo in 2016 (UPDATE)
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Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 19
Baku International Sea Trade Port plans to tranship more than five million tons of cargo in 2016, the port's director general, Taleh Ziyadov told reporters Jan. 19.
"Currently, the main transhipments are carried out in the port located in the city's center. Shipment of goods, which are transported via railway, is carried out from the Alat terminal," Ziyadov said.
"A new RO-RO (roll-on/roll-off) terminal will be constructed in Alat until the end of 2016, enabling to tranship heavy trucks," he added.
"This is a very important factor, since these trucks' entering the city creates serious problems. So, their shipment from the Alat port has great importance," said Ziyadov.