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Baku Port (AZBAK)

Port Code AZBAK City Baku
Port Name BAKU Country/Region Azerbaijan
Category Port City Route MIDDLE EAST
Nearby Main Port Inland Transport
Official Website Port Type Feeder Port

Introduction of Baku Port (AZBAK)

Overview:

      Baku is a port city by the sea.Generally speaking, the sea transportation from China to Baku will transit from Poti in Georgia.Maersk provides shipping services to this port.Baku, located in the south of the apucheron peninsula on the West Bank of the Caspian Sea, is a big port in the Caspian Sea, the largest city in the Transcaucasia and the capital of the Republic of Azerbaijan.With an area of 2200 square kilometers and a population of nearly 1.7 million, Azerbaijan is rich in oil and cotton, which Azerbaijanis are proud to call "black gold and white gold". The national emblem of the Republic is engraved with the pattern of oil derrick and cotton boll, which is the symbol of the two economic pillars of the country.In fact, Baku is a very old city. Its earliest history can be traced back to the 5th century A.D. it became the capital of Baku Khanate in the 18th century, merged into Russia in 1806, and became the capital of the former Soviet Union's Azerbaijani Republic in 1920.

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Summary of AZBAK

Baku Port (port code: AZBAK) is an important transit point for trade between Europe and Asia. It is situated on the western side of the Caspian Sea on the Apsheronskiy Peninsula, 40 kilometers from Baku city.
The port is situated in a natural harbour and serves primarily as a transhipment point for petroleum products and oil/gas related industries, general cargo and timber to Western Europe and passenger services to the east and west shores of the Caspian Sea. The largest share of goods is in general cargo, and the port's main cargo terminal has capacity to handle two million tons of general and dry bulk cargoes per year.
Near the port's main cargo terminal is the container terminal with capacity to handle 15 thousand containers per year. The container terminal has 1.6 thousand square meters of warehouses and is linked to the port’s main railway system. The port’s oil terminal has capacity to handle 15 million tons of cargo per year.
The types of vessels regularly calling at this port are dredging vessels, accounting for about 44%; tankers, taking up around 13%; and cargo vessels, taking a proportion of 13%. The maximum length of the vessels recorded to having entered this port is 155 meters. The maximum draught is 6.2 meters. The maximum deadweight is 13,470t.

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