BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov. 25
By Fidan Babayeva - Trend:
The total volume of cargo transshipment in containers through the Baku International Sea Trade Port CJSC (Baku port) over the first 9 months of 2020 exceeded 30,210 containers in TEU equivalent, having increased by 24 percent compared to the same period of 2019, Trend reports citing the company’s report.
According to the report, in the same period of last year, the total volume of container transshipment through Baku port was 24,307 TEU.
At the same time, due to the closure of Azerbaijan's borders amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of passengers using the services of the Baku port decreased by 36 percent year on year and amounted to 21,867 people, the report said.
To prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection, from early March this year, drivers of the trucks have been placed in quarantine-preventive (sterile and neutral) zones created to conduct COVID-19 testing in the port area and at the Red Bridge border checkpoint (between Georgia and Azerbaijan).
As a result of the taken measures, the stable and reliable activity of the Middle Corridor and the Baku port, which is a part of it, during the COVID-19 pandemic was one of the main reasons for increasing the cargo transportation.
Baku International Sea Trade Port closely cooperates with the European Union (EU) in improving the operational efficiency of the port management and risk management. The Baku port, which already has ISO 9001: 2015, OHSAS 18001, and ISO 14001 certificates, implements the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in its business processes and operations.
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