Azerbaijan’s Baku International Sea Trade Port discloses total cargo turnover this year
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept. 24
The total cargo turnover of Azerbaijan’s Baku International Sea Trade Port amounted to more than 3.2 million tons from January through August 2020, which is 18.5 percent more than in the same period of last year, Director General of the port Taleh Ziyadov said.
Ziyadov made the remark at the webinar dedicated to the Blue Dot Network initiative and the prospects for cooperation in the Caspian region, Trend reports.
In his speech, Ziyadov stressed the importance of the safest and at the same time the shortest corridor between Europe and Asia.
“During the spread of the pandemic on the logistic map of the world, the importance of this corridor increased,” the director-general added. “Although various restrictions are applied to many other corridors, the "Middle Corridor" is the most reliable route between Europe and China for the transportation of goods.”
“The growth of statistical indicators over the first eight months of this year can be cited as an example,” the director-general said. “Thus, the total cargo turnover of the port amounted to more than 3.2 million tons, which is 18.5 percent more than in the same period of last year.”
After informing the participants of the event in detail about the work conducted in the port as part of the measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, Ziyadov stressed that the port continues to fully operate within the strict quarantine regime.
Stressing that the health of employees and customers of the port is one of the most important factors, the director-general stressed that TIR drivers arriving at the Baku port undergo coronavirus tests both at the Red Bridge border checkpoint and at the Baku port located in Alat settlement.