Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 25
By Maksim Tsurkov - Trend:
Azerbaijan's Caspian Shipping Company launched the "Mercury 1" ferry for transportations to Kazakhstan's Aktau port via the Trans-Caspian international transport route, said the Company in a message on its website Jan. 25.
The ferry was put into operation after repairs and technical inspection, read the message.
"Thus, the number of the ferries and RO-RO (roll-on/roll-off) vessels in operation has reached 14.
Currently, six ferries and a RO-RO vessel ply along each of the lines of the Baku-Aktau-Baku and Baku-Turkmenbashi-Baku routes," said the message.
Depending on cargo volumes, the Company's ships are kept in reserve or backed up, which allows cutting costs.
Taking into account the significant growth in cargo transportation volumes, Azerbaijan Shipping Company decided to use several backup ferries in December 2015.
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