SOCAR's Kulevi Oil Terminal to increase transshipment in 2012
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb.21 / Trend, E.Ismayilov /
In 2012, Kulevi Oil Terminal of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) plans to transship 3.6 million tons of oil cargo, a source in SOCAR told Trend on Tuesday.
In 2011, the terminal transshipped 3.34 million tons.
"According to forecasts, this year the volume of transshipment by terminal may reach 3.6 million tons, which is quite good result," the source said.
The terminal transported 3.6 million tons of oil-loading cargo in 2010 or 56 percent more than in 2009.
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.