Kulevi oil terminal increases cargo transportation this year
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 1 / Trend E. Ismayilov /
Kulevi oil terminal plans to transport 4 million tons of oil-loading cargo in 2011 compared to 3.6 million tons in 2010, a source in SOCAR said.
The terminal will transport the same volume as last year. But, according to the forecasts, the terminal must transport 4 million tons of oil-loading cargo this year," the source said.
He said that about 1,5 million of the total volume of oil-loading cargo will fall to Kazakh oil.
The terminal has begun transporting Kazakh oil from the Tengiz field since last July. Earlier, the terminal transported oil products.
The terminal was put into operation in summer 2008.
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.