Cargo Transportation Increases in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend / From January to April 2007, cargo deliveries involving all modes of transport has made up 49.4 mln tons, 16.2% more than in 2006.
Cargo deliveries in the private sector made up 64.6%. 46.6% of the total cargo was transported by vehicle, 27.9% by pipeline (16.3% via the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline), 19.1% by railway and 6.4% by ship.
Passenger transportation made up 358.2mln (an increase of 4.1%), the private sector was 83.1%. Passenger transportation was mainly carried out by vehicles (83.2%) and the metro (16.1%).
In January to April cargo transportation by vehicles made up 9.4mln tons of cargo, or 4.1% more than 2006. Cargo shipping was 31.3% which comprised 3.2 mln tons. The drop in transportation is caused by a decrease in transit cargo deliveries. 53.9% of cargo deliveries were for oil and oil products, while 46.1% was for dry cargo. The entire amount of cargo deliveries was implemented under international operations.
In January to April 2007, cargo reproduced at the ports of Azerbaijan made up 1.6mln tons, or 33.1% less than last year. During this period cargo transportation by vehicles made up 23mln tons of cargo, or 8.2% more than 2006. Passenger transportation comprised 297.9mln people, or up 6.3%, with 96.8% people utilizing the buses and 3.2% people utilizing vehicles.
The metro continues to be the most popular and profitable modes of transport. During this period the passenger transportation by metro rose 9.7% and made up 57.8mln passengers. Metro passenger transportation was 17.4% and made up 410,200 passengers. 5.2% of the passenger transportation was from the private sector.
In January to April 2007 11.7mln tons of cargo was transported via the Eurasian corridor, which is the same as in the first quarter of 2006.