For the first time in the Makhachkala port (Russia) began transhipment of potatoes


For the first time in the Makhachkala port (Russia) began transhipment of potatoes

03/16/2020

They plan to send a cargo of potatoes in bags weighing more than two thousand tons to Turkmenistan on the Balkan tanker.

The Makhachkala Commercial Sea Port (Russia) began shipping potatoes for the first time in its history, Rosng reports citing the port’s press service.

They plan to send cargo weighing more than two thousand tons to Turkmenistan on the Balkan tanker. It is packed in bags. Previously, the cargo was delivered to the port from North Ossetia (Russia) by road.

The party will arrive at the port of Turkmenbashi on the other side of the Caspian. Transshipment is carried out at the terminals of the dry cargo harbor. In the near future, more than three thousand tons will be delivered by another vessel, Turkmenistan, which is awaiting mooring.

Read also: Potatoes and carrots went up in price in Poland and cheaper in Russia – market overview for the 11th week of 2020.

The port’s press service also said that this year they plan to increase the transshipment of oil and oil products. Over the past year, more than two million tons of these goods were delivered abroad. In October last year, the port first shipped several thousand tons of sunflower oil.

Makhachkala Commercial Sea Port is the only deep-sea ice-free port in the Caspian Sea in Russia. It accepts vessels up to 150 meters long and draft up to 4.5 meters. The port includes a dry cargo harbor with a transshipment complex with a capacity of three million tons per year, berths for general and bulk cargoes and containers with a capacity of up to 1.2 million, railway and car ferry terminals up to 1.3 million and grain up to 500 thousand tons per year.

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