Kazakh Aktau Port ups oil transshipment in March
Azerbaijan, Baku, April 3 / Trend E. Kosolapova/
The Kazakh Aktau International Sea Commercial Port has transshipped 640,000 tons of oil cargo in March compared to 609,900 tons in February, the port said on Tuesday.
Some oil transshipped through the Aktau Port is transported to Baku, from where it is supplied to the Black Sea Port of Georgia via railway.
Meanwhile, the total volume of dry and oil cargo transshipped in March amounted to 949,000 ton, including 120,000 tons of hardware, 66,000 tons of grain and 25,000 tons of other cargo.
In February, the port transshipped 852,800 ton of dry and oil cargo in general, including 82,800 tons of hardware, 58,600 tons of grain and 25,500 tons of other cargo.
The volume of ferry traffic in March hit 99,000 compared to 76,100 tons in February.
The Aktau port received 154 ships in March. The figure hit 153 in February.
In January-March , Aktau International Sea Commercial Port transshipped 2.841 million tons of cargo, including 1.913 million tons of oil and oil products, 343,00 tons of hardware, 177,000 tons of grain and 72,000 tons of other cargo. Ferry traffic in January-February hit 338,000 tons. The port received 491 ships during this period.
Aktau port, located on the east coast of the Caspian Sea, is Kazakhstan's only port for international transportation of various dry cargo, crude oil and petroleum products. The port was established as a transport hub of several types of transport such as rail, road, water and pipeline. The Aktau port is a part of three international transport corridors - TRACECA, North-South and INOGATE.