Transportation of oil and oil products at Batumi Seaport has almost halved (-49%) in January-February 2018,the seaport operator KazMunaiGas reports.
The seaport management has specified reasons of this declination, however, the state company of Kazakhstan noted that certain volume is transported by Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline.
According to Reuters, 202 322 tons of oil and oil products were transported from Batumi Seaport in January-February 2018, while the figure marked 399 858 tons in the same period of 2017.
Batumi Seaport handled 2.109 million tons of oil products in 2017, while the figure marked 3.377 million tons in 2016.
Georgian seaports received oil products from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan.
Volume of cargo transported by Georgian transport fields constituted 2.7 million tons, down 0.3 million tons compared to the same period of 2016.
In the reporting period, seaports and sea terminals handled 1.3 million tons of cargo, up from 1.2 million tons year on year.