Georgia begins constructing Supsa Port
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 1 / Trend E.Ismayilov /
Georgia is preparing to construct the new Black Sea port of Supsa, Black Sea Product Ltd. (BSP) Director and port owner Shalva Tsakadze told Trend over the telephone.
"We are getting the land ready for future construction. Construction will begin in four to five months after the work is completed," Tsakadze said.
He added that preparatory activities include laying drainage canals and building drainage systems.
He said earlier that the construction of the port, which will have a capacity of 40 million tons of cargo per year, is scheduled to begin in 2014. The first vessels will go to harbor in late 2012.
The new port will be designed for oil-loading and liquefied gas freight transshipments. Container and dry cargo will also be transshipped via the port.
The port will be located in the center of the TRACECA transport corridor.
According to Tsakadze, the port's main advantage is the local water depth (18 meters), which will allow vessels to pass through the Bosporus.
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