Makhachkala Commercial Sea Port handled 670,000 tonnes of cargo in QI’2018, up 2.5 times Y-o-Y
In January-March 2018, Makhachkala Commercial Sea Port JSC handled 670,000 tonnes of cargo, up 2.5 times year-on-year (+155%).
According to the stevedoring company’s statistics, oil transshipment grew by 218% to over 500,000 tonnes. Transshipment of grain bound for Iran totaled 137,000 tonnes, almost 5 times as much as in QI’2017.
Murad, Khidirov, Director General of MCSP says that this year, apart from handling oil and grain, the company has resumed transshipment of cement, ceramic tiles, metal scrap and sawn timber.
The head of the port believes that the positive dynamics of the port’s throughput is driven by efficient use of available port facilities attracting consignors and consignees as well as flexible system of rates.
Makhachkala Commercial Sea Port is Russia’s only non-freezing deepwater port in the Caspian Sea able to accommodate vessels with length of up to 150 meters and draft of up to 4.5 meters. The port’s infrastructure comprises a dry cargo harbor with a transshipment facility capable of handling 3 million tonnes of cargo per year, berths for general cargo, dry bulk cargo and containers with annual capacity of 1.2 million tonnes, a Ro-Ro terminal with annual capacity of 1.3 million tonnes and a grain terminal with annual capacity of 0.5 million tonnes.