Port of Batumi is a transport nodal point connecting maritime, river, railway, road, air and pipeline transport

14.05.2015

On 7 May 2015 Mr. Mircea Ciopraga, Secretary General of the PS IGC TRACECA visited Batumi Sea Port and International Container Terminal. During the visit, Mr. Ciopraga met with Mr. Bakhytzhan Namayev, General Director of the Batumi Terminals and Mr. Aurelio Garcia, Managing Director of Batumi International Contained Terminal LLC.

Left: Mr. Aurelio Garcia, Managing Director of Batumi International Contained Terminal LLC; Right: Mr. Mircea Ciopraga, Secretary General of the PS IGC TRACECA;

Representatives of Batumi Port and Terminal

Mr. Ciopraga had opportunity to survey the port’s infrastructure and facilities.
Representatives of the Batumi Port and Terminal informed Mr. Ciopraga about the latest developments and success up to now.

From the outset the main factor for the development of Batumi Port was oil. The construction of the railway line Baku-Batumi laid the foundation for that. Intensive growth of exported oil volumes gave rise to the development of adequate port infrastructure.

Maximum capacity of the port`s oil terminal makes 12 million tons (the port may accept and handle a tanker of carrying capacity of 120 thousand tons; freight terminal – 2,5 million tons; train ferry - 4,5 million tons.

Within the discussion, Mr. Ciopraga mentioned that participation of the port of Batumi in the transportation of Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan oil and oil products turned this Port into the most important nodal point of the Eurasian transport corridor and the largest transport unit of international significance.   
Moreover the extension of a ferry connection on the route of Constanta-Samsun-Batumi allows increasing the traffic volume and creating best prerequisites for development and enhancement of multimodal transport.


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