Kazakhstan's Aktau port reduces oil transhipment
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 19
By Emin Ismayilov - Trend:
In January-October 2013, the Aktau International Sea Trade Port (AISTP) of Kazakhstan transhipped some 5.11 million tons of oil against 6.41 million tons in the same period of 2012, the port's official website said.
According to the report, in 2012 the port transhipped about 7.6 million tons of oil compared to more than 8.03 million tons in 2011.
A part of the oil transhipped through the port of Aktau is transported to Baku, from where it is delivered by railway to the Black Sea ports of Georgia.
In particular, in January-October, some 537,000 tons of the total volume of cargos transhipped by the dry-cargo port accounted for the metal products, about 1.7 million tons for ferry cargos, 410,000 tons accounted for grain, and 494,000 tons accounted for other cargos.
In January-October the port handled 8.24 million tons of cargo, which is 3.8 per cent more than the forecasted volume.