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Baku Trade Port hikes cargo transshipment in 2020

Transport Materials 19 January 2021 10:58
Baku Trade Port hikes cargo transshipment in 2020

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan.19

By Sadraddin Aghjayev - Trend:

The total cargo transshipment by the Baku International Sea Trade Port (Baku Port) CJSC significantly grew in 2020, the press service of the company told Trend.

According to the service, the total volume of cargo handled at the port, which is an important part of the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route, was more than 4.8 million tons, which is 20 percent more than in 2019. The share of transit cargo was 87 percent of the total cargo.

The number of large-capacity vehicles (TIR) and containers transported in 2020 was at a record level for the last 30 years.

“During the reporting period, the number of large vehicles increased by 28 percent compared to the same period last year and amounted to 43,218. Of these, 27,934 (65 percent) moved in the direction of Baku-Turkmenbashi-Baku, and 15,284 (35 percent) moved in the direction of Baku-Kuryk-Baku,” the service said. “The number of exported containers increased by 15 percent and reached 40,345 containers in TEU equivalent. The volume of cargo transported at the dry cargo terminal increased 2.8 times and amounted to 711,700 tons.”

Thus, compared to 2015, there has been a 5-fold increase in the volume of large- capacity vehicles (TIR), 3 times in containers, and 3.5 times in the volume of dry cargo handled at the terminal.

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