Georgia’s Batumi port reveals volume of cargo transportation from Azerbaijan
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 25
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
The total volume of cargo transportation from Azerbaijan via Georgia’s Batumi port stood at 23,585 tons in 2017, Batumi Sea Port Ltd. told Trend.
As much as 7,044 tons of the abovementioned figure accounted for industrial oil, while 16,542 tons fall on coke transportation from the country, said a source in the port.
This is while the total volume of cargo transportation from Batumi port to Azerbaijan amounted to 267,824 tons, according to the port’s data.
“Of this volume, 177,796 tons accounted for raw sugar. Moreover, 14,386 tons of corn oil, 59,035 tons of palm oil, 8,409 tons of soya and 8,196 tons of rails were transported from Batumi port to Azerbaijan in 2017,” added the source.
As for the first quarter of 2018, as much as 2,018 tons of corn oil, 16,807 tons of palm oil, 9,597 tons of soya, 4,354 tons of rails and 1,799 tons of laminate were transported from Batumi port to Azerbaijan, according to the port’s data.
Batumi port takes part in many transport projects and corridors, being a participant of the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route TITR, the Eurasian transport corridor TRACECA and the Association of ports of the Black and Azov Seas BASPA.
The total throughput of the Port is 18 million tons per year. The number of ships of the port fleet totals 13 units.
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