Baku port expects same volume of shipment

Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 9 / Trend , E.Ismayilov/

Despite the global financial and economic crisis, decrease in the volume of shipment at the Baku international commercial port is not observed, the source at the port said.

The source said decline was not observed either in shipment of oil or dry cargo.

By late 2009, the port will process the various loads on the level of the previous year, the source said. In 2008, the Baku port was handled about six million tons of various cargoes. From the total volume of the shipped cargo last year, about three million ton fell to petroleum and petroleum products, and the remaining three million tons of cargo fell to ferry communication (Baku-Turmenbashi, Turkmenbashi-Baku, Baku-Aktau-Baku and Aktau).

"I think there will not be any decrease this year and the volume will be the same. [...] This is about three million tons of crude oil and petroleum products and about three million tons of cargo to ferry. The volume of crude oil and petroleum products is about the same as in 2008 and there is no noticeable decrease in the volume of transshipment," said the source.

Previously, oil cargo transportation on the Aktau-Baku was carried out only by the ships the Caspian Sea Shipping Company (CSSC), but now they are implemented on a parity basis by the ships of the CSSC and Kazmortransflot. "The Kazakh tankers also carry oil and petroleum products, some is processed at our oil terminal in Dubendi, and part goes to the Sangachal terminal through the waters of the Baku port, and of course we provide these tankers related port services," the source said.

According to the Statistics Committee of Azerbaijan, in January-August the Baku International Sea port handled 3.3 million tons of cargo.

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