Cargo turnover in Georgian corridor reduces

Cargo turnover in Georgian corridor reduces

The amount of cargo shipped by transport sector keeps on reducing. Within four months of the year, 11.6 mln tons of cargo was shipped through the Georgian corridor, which is 0.3 mln tons less than within the same period last year. According to the Ministry of Economy of Georgia, the volume of cargo handled in seaports and terminals has also decreased. Namely, within the accounting period, ports handled 5 mln tons of cargo, which is 0.7 mln tons less than in the same period last year.

The number of containers handled in sea terminals has slightly increased and made 133,169 TEU units.

Within the four months of the year, 3.3 mln tons of cargo was shipped through the Georgian Railway, which is 9% (3.6 mln tons) less than in the same period last year.

The dynamics of cargo turnover of the Georgian Railway has been dropping since 2012.

• 2012 – 20,076 mln tons

• 2013 – 18,185 mln tons

• 2014 – 16,673 mln tons

• 2015 – 14,143 mln tons

• 2016 – 11,882 mln tons

• 2017 – 10,6 mln tons

As to the ports – compared to the same period last year, growth has been registered only in Supsa Sea Terminal- 1.4 mln tons instead of 1.3 mln tons last year. The volume of handled cargo in Poti Sea Port has reduced from 2.1 to 2 mln tons. The volume of handled cargo in Batumi Sea Port has reduced 0.5 mln tons and made 1.1 mln tons and in Kulevi Terminal the reduction was 0.1 mln ton and the turnover made 0.5 mln tons.

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