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Port Of Baku Seeks To Increase Cargo Handling In 2021

Port of Baku seeks to increase cargo handling in 2021

Source: Port of Baku
Baku, Azerbaijan (PortSEurope) April 7, 2021 – The Port of Baku has said the total cargo handled in 2020 was 4.85 million tons, compared to 4.057 million tons in 2019, an increase of around 20%. This was achieved despite the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis. Elmar Habibli, Head of the Press Service of the Port of Baku, said that the port is operating normally and that cargo
handling statistics in 2021 are forecast to exceed the 2020 figure. The port has a terminal with the capacity to handle 100,000 TEU containers per year. Last year, 40.345 million TEU containers were handled at the port’s terminal, an increase of 15% compared to the previous year figures. Through two Ro-Ro bridges, 43.2 million TIR passed through the port last year, which is 28% more than in 2019. 65% of these TIR-s were transported in the direction of Baku-Turkmenistan-Baku, and 35% – in the direction of Baku-Astana-Baku. The Port of Baku transferred 711,706 thousand tons of dry cargo last year, which is 2.8 times more than in 2019, and 3.5 times more than in 2015. Source: Port of Baku Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2021.

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