Azerbaijan ups cargo & passenger transportation
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 16 / Trend /
In January-June 2009, cargo transportation made up 91.9 million tons of cargo, or 1.6% more than the same period of 2008, the Azerbaijan State Statistics Committee reported.
Of the total volume of transported cargo, 73% accounted for of the private sector. In January-June, of the total volume of transported cargo, 48.6% was transported by cars, 33.7% - pipelines (including 20.3 percent via Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan and 2.2 percent via South Caucasus gas pipeline), 10.8% - railway and 6.9% - ships.
Passenger transportation totaled 634.5 million people or 7.8% more than January-June 2008. The share of private sector in the passenger transportation made up 82%. The passenger transportation by cars made up 82.1%, metro - 17.3%.
Azerbaijan State Railway Department (ASRD) transported 10 million tons of cargo compared to 13.8 million tons the last year.
The cargo shipping via sea rose by 11.3% and comprised 6.4 million tons. Some 73.% of cargo deliveries fell on oil and oil products, while 27% was dry cargo. All cargo deliveries were implemented under the international operations.
The volume of cargo processed in Azerbaijani ports was 2.5 million tons in January-June 2009 compared to 2.9 million tons during the same period of 2008.
In January-June 2009, cargo transportation by vehicles made up 44.5 million tons, or 8.2% more than 2008. Passenger transportation comprised 521 million people or 7.6% more with 96.6% people using buses and 3.4% people - vehicles.
Nearly 109.7 million passengers used metro services or 8.8% rise from 2008.
In January-June 2009, the passenger transportation via airways made up 554,600 people, including 8.3% implemented by private sector.
In this period, the export via oil pipelines made up 24.8 million tons compared to 24.2 million tons in 2008. During this period, 77.1% of oil was transported via the BTC. Some 18.6 million tons of oil was shipped via this oil pipeline from Baku.
Transportation via gas pipelines made up 8.7 billion cu.m or 15.4% more than in January-June 2008. About 2.9 billion cu.m. of gas was transported via South Caucasus Pipeline during the reported period.
In January-May 2009, 17.4 million tons of cargo were transported via the Eurasian corridor compared to 19.9 million tons in 2008.