Over 4M metric tons of oil cargo transported by Aktau port in Jan.-Aug.

Business Materials 26 September 2014 17:08 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 26

By Emil Ismayilov - Trend:

The Aktau international sea port shipped 4.01 million metric tons of oil cargo in January-August 2014 compared to 3.6 million metric tons in the same period of last year, the port said Sept. 25.

There is no data on operating activity for January-August 2013 on the website of the port.

The port handled more than 6.28 million metric tons of oil in 2013 compared to about 7.6 million metric tons in 2012.

Some oil shipped through the Aktau port is transported to Baku. Then it is supplied to the Black Sea ports of Georgia via railway.

Around 808,000 metric tons of the total volume of dry cargo handled by the port (over 3 million metric tons) in January-August 2014 accounted for metal production, 1.35 million metric tons - ferry cargo, 535,000 metric tons - grain, 312,000 metric tons - other goods, according to the statement.

The port handled 7.01 million metric tons of cargo in January-August. The ships entered the port 1,139 times during this period.

The Aktau port handled 10.08 million metric tons of cargo in 2013, which is 3.1 percent more than the planned volume.