Azerbaijani Transport Minister Ziya Mammadov says that the Dubai free zone, which operates 30 ports around the world, has already offered its services for the launch of the new Baku port.
“Today, these companies cannot cooperate with Azerbaijan due to the absence of multimodal transportation,” the minister said.
He points out that work is underway currently within the first phase of the port construction, after which port capacity will reach 15 million tons a year. After all the three stages are finished, its capacity will be brought up to 25 million tons.
“The current port has become fully outdated and does not meet international standards and modern technologies. Besides, its capacity is only 5-10 million tons a year,” Mammadov said.
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