(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, June 2. The new
grain terminal will have a capacity of 2.5 million tons, the Head
of the Strategic Planning and Development department at Baku
International Sea Trade Port Khudayar Hasanli said, trend reports.
He made the remark during the first Caspian
International Transport and Logistics Forum.
According to him, it is planned to increase the
transshipment of TEU containers as part of the second phase of the
construction of the Baku port. At the moment, the port is able to
handle 100,000 TEU containers.
Moreover, one of the strategic goals is to turn the
Baku port into a regional hub.
Khudayar Hasanli noted that the Baku port was the
first in the region to receive the status of a green port. He also
touched upon the development of international corridors.
"We are in the center of two international corridors -
North-South and East-West, and the Zangazur corridor is of
particular importance," he said.
Hasanli, speaking about the Zangazur Corridor, pointed
out the importance of this corridor both for the development of the
region and of global transport infrastructures.
"Turkish Mersin's access to the Zangazur corridor will
contribute to faster and cheaper transportation. This will be for
the benefit of both Azerbaijan and Central Asia. As for the global
significance, the Zangazur corridor will also provide access to the
Mediterranean Sea, which in turn is a very important achievement,"
He also said that at the moment the port is
negotiating with the Asian Development Bank in the context of
international experience in the issue of intermodal and multimodal
The first Caspian International Transport and
Logistics Forum began its work in the Baku Congress Center.
The newly-organized forum is being held within the
framework of the 20th Anniversary Caspian International Transport,
Transit and Logistics Exhibition (TransLogistica Caspian), taking
place in Azerbaijan from May 31 to June 2.
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