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Cargo Turnover is Declined by 37% to Georgian Ports

Cargo Turnover is Declined by 37% to Georgian Ports

Georgia starts construction of another big port, but cargo turnover is declined in Georgian Ports.

Georgian Sea Ports and Terminals have merely processed cargo of 1,2 million t in January of this year, which is less by 0,7 million comparing to January of 2015. Container number is reduced by 42%  and the rate totals to 22 469 TEUs.

Cargo volume processed by Poti Sea Port is declined by 300 thousand t y-o-y, which has amounted to 0,4 million t. Batumi Sea Port has processed cargo less by 100 000 t, that has totaled to 0,4 million as well. Cargo turnover has been reduced to Kulevi Terminal by 0,2 million, where 100 000 t cargo has been processed in January. Merely Supsa Terminal keeps stabile index of cargo processing – 0,4 million t.

It should be noted, that Georgia mastered 13,6% of container market among the Black Sea Countries. According to PortNews, container terminals of the Black Sea Countries (Romania, Ukraine, Georgia, Russia, Belorussia) have processed 2 294 848 TEUs containers, including empty containers, in addition, the number of loaded containers in the region is decreased by 12,18%.

If we consider the countries separately, the growth is merely fixed in Bulgaria and Romania. Cargo containers are declined by 26,1% in Ukraine, Russia -13%, Georgia –  12%.