Baku Port Dredging Work to Begin in 2010

5 April 2010 (Last Updated April 5th, 2010 18:30)

Dredging at the port of Baku in Azerbaijan will start later this year, it has been revealed. The focus of the port will be the construction of a rail ferry terminal connecting the ports of Aktau, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenbashi, Turkmenistan, to Baku, according to engineering consultancy

Dredging at the port of Baku in Azerbaijan will start later this year, it has been revealed.

The focus of the port will be the construction of a rail ferry terminal connecting the ports of Aktau, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenbashi, Turkmenistan, to Baku, according to engineering consultancy firm Royal Haskoning.

The port is also expected to provide a general cargo terminal, cargo handling facilities, ro-ro facilities and a passenger terminal, reports sandandgravel.com.

Baku is a main hub on the Transport Corridor Europe-Caucasus-Asia corridor that connects Europe via the Caucasus and Caspian Sea with Central Asia and China.

Royal Haskoning said the location of the port aims to improve the north-south corridor trade, allowing fast cargo services between Russia’s north-west and Persian Gulf states.