SOCAR's Kulevi terminal ups oil transshipment
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 8 / Trend /
The Black Sea Oil Terminal of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) Kulevi (Georgia) received 1 610 000 tons of oil and oil products during last 6 months.
Since May there is a sharp raise of products' stream, mostly it is crude oil, the port reported. This is observed due to the fact that since May the terminal began handling of Kazakh Tengiz oil.
Particularly in June, the port accepted 393,000 tons and exported 440, 000 tons of oil and oil products.
Earlier the Georgian government reported that, in 2009, the Kulevi terminal shipped 2.1 million tons compared to1.3 million tons in 2008. In 2009, the terminal processed 99 ships compared to 65 ships in 2008.
The terminal was put into operation in summer 2008. Its total capacity is 10 million tons of oil per year, including 3 million tons of oil, 3 million tons of diesel fuel, and 4 million tons of fuel oil.
The terminal can accommodate up to 168 tank cars. The tank farm's total volume is 320,000 cubic meters with the possibility of increasing to 380,000 cubic meters. The port has two berths to load petroleum products in tankers of up to 100,000 tons.
Loading productivity ranges from 1,000 to 8,000 cubic meters per hour. The railway station, which can simultaneously accommodate up to 180 carriage awaiting discharge of cargo, serves to the port. The railway trestle can simultaneously unload 168 carriages.