Cargo turnover of Caucasus port up 5.3% in January-November 2006
Cargo turnover of Caucasus port (Black Sea) grew 5.3% in January-November 2006 to 6 683.32 thou tons, PortNews IAA learnt from Taman branch of Rosmorport FSUE. In the 11-month period transshipment of export cargo totaled 1 394.70 thou tons (+17.29% against January-November 2005) including heavy fuel oil - 2 728.70 thou tons, diesel fuel - 1207.03 thou tons, crude oil– 77.05 thou tons. In the 11-month period transshipment of fertilizers totaled 155.74 thou tons, general cargo - 815.86 thou tons. Off-harbor transshipment totaled 4 504.68 thou tons (-4.86% against year-on-year result). Import grew by a factor of 1.8 to 783.94 thou tons. Over the reported period the port handled 2 231 vessels (+10.28% against year-on-year result).
The port of Caucasus is situated at the border of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov at Kerch strait from the side of Russia. The port of Caucasus is ice-free, so it has the ability to operate both with river vessels (depth up to 4.5 meters). and with sea vessels (at the road). The territory is crossed by the port’s own railroad line. It is 2600 meters long. The port’s berths first of all transship dry bulk cargo, as well as general cargo and timber.