BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 4. Azerbaijan considers
implementing plenty of initiatives to spice up the cargo transshipment
on the Baku International Sea Trade Port, the Head of Strategic
Planning and Development Department on the Port Khudayar Gasanli
According to him, the demand for routes working via
Azerbaijan is considerably rising amidst the current world
“Due to the cargo visitors progress alongside the East-West Corridor
(from China to Europe), the Port of Baku and the Trans-Caspian
International Transport Route (TITR), have gotten of larger
demand. Freight motion from China, Central Asia and the Black Sea
basin to the EU nations and again through TITR via Azerbaijan’s
territory, has been up to date, which suggests the attainable rise in cargo
circulation from China to Europe via Azerbaijan,” Hasanli stated.
He added that the Baku International Sea Trade Port, Azerbaijan
Railways, Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company (ASCO), in addition to
different cargo carriers, are finishing up monitoring actions to
develop the infrastructure potential within the close to future. Moreover,
the primary cargo blocks have already handed via the territory of
Azerbaijan. The Port has already transported a number of block trains
and delivered items from China to Europe.
According to the top of the division, the present realities
counsel the necessity for a lot shorter and extra sustainable routes.
“Our nation supplies for one of the crucial sustainable freight
transport routes. The current capability of the Port of Baku
constitutes 100,000 TEU containers. Hopefully, the transshipment of
containers via the port will attain its peak within the subsequent 2-3
years. In the medium time period, it’s scheduled to ascertain a particular
terminal for container dealing with,” Hasanli stated.
According to him, there was a downward pattern within the
transshipment of wagons over the previous three years.
“However, from January via May 2022, this determine elevated
in comparison with the identical interval of 2021. In the reporting interval, the
freight circulation within the Baku port reached 2.2 million tons, up by
practically 20 p.c in opposition to the identical interval of 2021 ( 1.8 million
tons),” Hasanli stated.
The head of the division harassed that the wheeled automobiles
(TIR) transshipment elevated by nearly 16 p.c, as much as 17,800
“During this era, the International Sea Trade Port dealt with
14,300 railcars (a rise of 18.9 p.c). The important share of
the cargo quantity falls on containers, as in earlier years. The
progress in container transshipment accounted for 22 p.c
exceeding 21,000 TEU containers. The bulk cargo and mineral
fertilizer visitors can also be quickly rising. A complete of 606,000 tons
of bulk cargos had been transshipped within the first 5 months of 2022,
out of which 558,000 tons (over 90 p.c), fell on mineral
fertilizers. This determine is anticipated to achieve round 1.4 million
tons by the tip of 2022 (progress of twenty-two.5 p.c),” Hasanli
The Port plans to fee a mineral fertilizer terminal with
an annual capability of practically three million tons by the tip of 2022
– starting of 2023, stated the top of the division.
“In our evaluation, the Port’s container transshipment will
attain 200,000-250,000 TEU per 12 months, whereas bulk cargo – a million
tons per 12 months within the medium time period. The Port will increase its
infrastructure capacities of cargo visitors together with the
railway, delivery firm, and highway carriers,” Hasanli stated.
As he famous, Türkiye and Central Asian nations transport a
massive circulation of wheeled automobiles. The items turnover between them,
together with Afghanistan, reaches about 120,000 TIR per 12 months. About 20
p.c of those cargoes cross via Azerbaijan’s territory, and
the Port goals to extend this determine as much as 50 p.c (or practically
60,000 vans),” Hasanli outlined.
The head of the division underscored plans to ascertain a TIR
park on the Baku International Sea Trade Port’s territory alongside
with the event of containerization, in addition to the
building of terminals for bulk cargo and mineral fertilizer
“Currently, the transshipment of wheeled automobiles reaches practically
35,000-40,000 12 months on 12 months (80 p.c of the gear falls on
Türkiye),” Hasanli added.