New port to be constructed in Azerbaijan in autumn
Azerbaijan, Baku, August 3 / Trend E. Ismayilov /
The Azerbaijani Ministry of Transport plans to begin construction of a new port in the settlement of Alat (near Baku) in early September this year, Deputy Minister of Transport Musa Panahov said.
"Presumably, the construction work will begin in early September," deputy minister said.
This port will be multimodal. Besides, the logistics center, a free economic zone will be created.
Construction of a new international sea port in the settlement of Alat will be implemented in three phases and completed by 2015. The first phase of the project involves the construction of two ferries, three cargo berths for receiving containers, ro-ro and conventional (universal) bulk carriers. The second phase of the project includes the construction of three additional cargo berths, the third - the construction of an additional two cargo berths. The project is estimated at more than $400 million.
The port can accept up to 11,6 million tons of cargo.
Now a total of six international trading ports - Baku (Azerbaijan), Turkmenbashi (Turkmenistan), Aktau (Kazakhstan), Astrakhan (Russia), Anzali and Neka (Iran) operate in the Caspian Sea.