Oil handling in Kazakhstan's Aktau sea port exceeds set volume plans
BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 12
By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:
Total volume of oil handled in Kazakhstan’s Aktau sea port amounted to 742,000 tons over the period from Jan. to Apr. 2020 which exceeds the planned volume of 670,000 tons, the port’s representative told Trend.
The official said that oil handling amounted to 182,000 tons in Apr. 2020, which indicates a monthly decrease compared to 200,000 tons is Mar. 2020.
Grain handling stood t 323,000 tons over the period from Jan. to Apr. 2020 (plan of 345,000 tons) and 67,000 tons in Apr. 2020 (61,000 tons in Mar. 2020).
Metal handling was 4,000 tons over the period from Jan. to Apr. 2020 (the plan was 8,000 tons). No metal cargo was handled in the port in Apr. 2020 (1,000 tons in Mar. 2020).
Other cargo handling was 207,000 tons over the period from Jan. to Apr. 2020 compared to the planned 164,000 tons for the same period. Volume of other cargo handled in the port in Apr. 2020 stood at 69,000 tons.
No ferry cargo was handled in the port in Feb., Mar., and Apr. 2020 bringing the overall total to 2,000 tons of ferry cargo handled in the port in first four months of 2020 (2,000 tons of ferry cargo were handled in Jan. 2020 which corresponds to the plan of 2,000 ferry cargo in four months of 2020).
Thus, the overall cargo volume handled in the Aktau port over the period from Jan. to Apr. 2020 amounted to 1,278 tons compared to the planned 1,187 tons. The cargo handling in Apr. 2020 was 323,000 tons which is flat month-on-month (323,000 tons in Mar. 2020).
The port rep said that operation of a regular feeder ship on the Aktau - Baku (Alat) – Aktau continues within the framework of Trans-Caspian International Transport Route.
“From the beginning of the year to the present day, reduction of the transit containers volume to and from China was observed within the framework of the route, mainly due to a decrease in the production of goods at Chinese factories because of COVID-19,” the official said.
The Trans-Caspian International Transport Route starts from Southeast Asia and China, runs through Kazakhstan, the Caspian sea, Azerbaijan, Georgia and further to European countries
Aktau International Commercial Sea Port is a modern multi-purpose terminal that allows the transportation of goods from East to West, from North to South and back 12 months a year and 24 hours a day.
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