Kazakh port reduces transportation of oil cargo
Azerbaijan, Baku, August 5 / Trend E. Ismayilov /
In January-July Aktau International Commercial Sea Port transported about 5.8 million tons of oil cargo compared to more than 6.4 million tons in January-July 2009, the port said. The volume of transshipped oil cargo in July totaled 677,940 tons, or 25.3 percent less than the planned figure.
In 2009 the port transported more than 11.3 million tons of oil cargo compared to nine million tons in 2008.
About 1.9 million tons of dry cargo was transported in January-July compared to about 1.3 million tons in January-July last year. About 1,1 million tons fall to steel products, ferry cargo - 305,300 tons, grain - 347,520 tons and 144.200 tons - other goods.
Last year, the port transported more than 2.6 million tons of dry cargo compared to 2.11 million tons in 2008.
The port transported 7.7 million tons of oil and dry cargo in January-July compared to 7.8 million tons in January-July last year.
Total transshipment in 2009 amounted to about 14 million tons of oil and dry cargo compared to 11 million tons in 2008.
In January-July the Aktau port received 1,241 ships.
There are six international sea ports - Baku (Azerbaijan), Astrakhan (Russia), Turkmenbashi (Turkmenistan), Aktau (Kazakhstan), Enezeli and Neka (Iran) in the Caspian Sea.