In 2013 Baku seaport increases cargo handling by 8 percent
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan.15
By Emil Ismayilov - Trend:
The Baku International Sea Trade Port handled about 6.55 million tons of cargo in 2013 which is by 8 percent more than in 2012, a source at the port told Trend on Jan.15.
The port handled around 6.37 million tons of cargo in 2012, compared to 6.7 million tons in 2011.
According to the source, around 4.18 million tons of the total volume of cargo handled by the port last year fell to ferry cargo which is by 10 percent more compared to 2012.
Around 3.79 million tons of the total volume of handled cargo fell to ferry cargo in 2012, which is equal to the figure of 2011.
Around 1.27 tons of cargo was handled by the port's dry cargo terminal last year which is by 9 percent more than in 2012.
Around 1.17 million tons of cargo was handled by the dry cargo terminal of the port in 2012 which is by four percent more than in 2011.
According to the source, around 3332 containers were handled by the port in 2013, which is by 51 per cent less than in 2012.