Cargo transportation to Azerbaijan via Georgia’s Batumi port revealed
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept.5
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
The total volume of cargo transportation via Georgia’s Batumi port to Azerbaijan amounted to 237,768 tons in January-August 2019, Batumi Sea Port Ltd. told Trend.
"Of this volume, 160,676 tons accounted for raw sugar. Moreover, 35,495 tons of palm oil, 29,209 tons of soya, 9,079 tons of corn oil and 3,308 tons of spar were transported via Batumi port to Azerbaijan in January-August 2019," added the source.
No cargo transportation was carried out in the opposite direction – from Azerbaijan to Batumi port – during the reporting period. Commenting on the situation, Batumi Sea Port Ltd. said that there are simply no volumes in this direction, the port works mainly on imports of Azerbaijan. "This is an imbalance of imports and export."
This is while the total volume of cargo transportation from Batumi port to Azerbaijan amounted to 336,702 tons as of 2018.
Of this volume, 183,315 tons accounted for raw sugar. Moreover, 53,850 tons of palm oil, 62,887 tons of soya, 20,512 tons of rails, 12,809 tons of corn oil, 3,322 tons of laminate and 8 tons of tanks were transported from Batumi port to Azerbaijan in 2018.
The total volume of cargo transportation from Azerbaijan via Georgia’s Batumi port stood at 26,119 tons as of 2018.
As much as 22,126 tons of the abovementioned figure accounted for industrial oil, while 3,993 tons fall on bentonite transportation from the country.
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