Azerbaijan to study experience of German Int'l Logistic Centre
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 12 / Trend , U.Ismayilova/
The Azerbaijani government and, particularly, the Ministry of Transport fully support the project of building a logistic center in the new international sea trade port, TRACECA National Secretary from Azerbaijan Akif Mustafayev said.
"It is planned to begin construction of the logistic center in late 2009 and early 2010 in parallel with the construction of a new port," said Mustafayev.
He said the delegation of the National Secretariat of TRACECA and the representative of the Azerbaijani Transport Ministry will leave for Germany for consultation with the International Logistics Center in Germany on Nov. 22.
"During the visit, all relevant materials will be collected to study the German experience with use of the logistics center as one of the most advanced in the world," said Mustafayev.
The new international sea port in Alat settlement will be constructed at three stages and complete by 2015. The first stage of the project covering 2008-2010 envisages construction of two ferries, three freight bridges for containers, crafts of ro-ro kind and simple (universal) dry cargos. The second stage of the project (2011-2013) envisages construction of other three freight bridges, the third one (2014-2015) - construction of two additional freight bridges. The construction project costs over $400 million.
A total of 11 berths will be built at the new port and construction of six of which will be completed in the first phase of this project. After the end of construction, the port can receive up to 11.6 million tons of cargo.
At present there are 6 international trade ports in the Caspian Sea, including Baku (Azerbaijan) and Turkmenbashi (Turkmenistan), Aktau (Kazakhstan), Astrakhan (Russia), Bandar-e Anzali and Neka (Iran).
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