Container transshipment at Baku port increases significantly

Business Materials 27 November 2018 13:41 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 27

By Taleh Mursagulov - Trend:

In January-October 2018, the transshipment of containers at the Baku International Sea Trade Port amounted to 18,728 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit), the port told Trend.

The transshipment volume increased by 50.6 percent compared to the same period of the previous year.

During the 10 months of 2018, the passenger traffic amounted to 39,215 people, having increased by 48.5 percent over the year.

The cargo transshipment potential of the Baku port within the first phase is 15 million tons, including 100,000 containers per year. Seven berths out of 12 existing ones serve dry-cargo ships, two berths serve ferries, and another two berths serve the Ro-Ro and Ro-Pax vessels. Another berth is used to service the flotilla of the port.


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