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Key port information can also be found at: Website of the Maritime Database on Turkmenbashi Port

Port Overview

Turkmenbashi port was found in October, 1896 at the east coast of the Caspian Sea. In order to combine and regulate cargo and passenger transportation on 1st January 1903 The Merchant marine port Authority was established. The freight flow had been increased after a number of years, therefore, there an idea occurred to build a ferry terminal. Since 1959, the ferry terminal construction has commenced on the port territory. The ferry terminal commenced to receive regular voyages on the Krasnovodsk-Baku route in 1962. The ferry terminal transportation has allowed to significantly accelerate cargo delivery.

Turkmenbashi port on the Caspian Sea is of geopolitically important in Eurasia. Being on a trading way Europe-Caucuses-Asia (TRACECA) it is capable to receive vessels throughout a year and to carry out cargo handling operations round the clock. The port is “a sea gate” connecting Central Asia and Europe with sea, road and rail ways and it performs the functions of the largest transit junction of the region. Considering these possibilities, in 2000-2003 the scale reconstruction of the port was carried out: old berths were reconstructed; new vessel berths as well as warehouses and a number of other objects were constructed; up-to-date equipment was purchased. This, in its turn, has given the possibility to render the port services at higher level. The main kinds of works which are carried out in the port are as follows: organization of works on cargo unloading/loading, placement and storage of cargo at warehouses, towing services for a safe entry/exit of the vessels calling to the port and other port operations.

Turkmenbashi International Seaport is equipped with up-to-date cargo handling equipment, vessel berths and various adaptations. Thus, the following is available in the port: terminal for shipment of oil and oil products of the throughput capacity 9 million 200 thousand tons of cargo a year; ferry terminal of the throughput capacity 4 million tons of cargo a year; dry-cargo terminal equipped with 5 portal cranes and mobile crane of the carrying capacity of 500 tons of the throughput capacity 1 million 450 thousand of tons of cargo a year, covered warehouses of the area of 17000 sq.m. and ground storages of the area of 21000 sq.m. as well as Aladja port-point and Ekerem port-point.

Export/import cargo, transit cargo, cargo of national economic importance, oil and oil products, industrial and building equipment and other cargo are transported through Turkmenbashi International Seaport. The equipment available in the port meets the requirements of the modern standards and allows to carry out cargo handling services at high level. Freight movement transported by vessels is carried out at such directions as: port Turkmenbashi - ports Astrakhan and Olya, in the Russian Federation, port Turkmenbashi - port Baku, in Azerbaijan, port Turkmenbashi - ports Enzeli, Nowshahr, Amirabad, in Iran, and port Turkmenbashi - port Aktau, in Kazakhstan. Turkmenbashi International Seaport has a high potential for delivery of riches of the Turkmen land to all points of the world by sea ways.

Port website: Website of the Port of Turkmenbashi

Port Location and Contacts

Country

Turkmenistan

Province or District

Türkmenbaşy

Town or City (Closest location) with Distance (km)

Name: n/a

km: n/a

Port's Complete Name

n/a

Latitude

40

Longitude

53.0275

Managing Company or Port Authority (If more than one operator, break down by area of operation)

The state service of Maritime & River Transportation

Management Contact Person

n/a

Closest Airport and Frequent Airlines to / from International Destinations

Airport Name: n/a

Airlines: n/a

Port Picture

Port Performance

Handling Figures

Year 2011

Vessel Calls

2,000 (estimate)

Container Traffic (TEUs)

1,200 (estimate)

For further port performance information, please select the following document:

Turkmenistan Port Assessment Additional Information

Note: The information provided in the attached documents, which has been taken from the old DLCA, does not match the structure of the new LCA and is therefore provided separately.

Berthing Specifications

Turkmenbashi International Seaport is equipped with up-to-date cargo handling equipment, vessel berths and various adaptations. Thus, the following is available in the port: terminal for shipment of oil and oil products of the throughput capacity 9 million 200 thousand tons of cargo a year; ferry terminal of the throughput capacity 4 million tons of cargo a year; dry-cargo terminal equipped with 5 portal cranes and mobile crane of the carrying capacity of 500 tons of the throughput capacity 1 million 450 thousand of tons of cargo a year, covered warehouses of the area of 17000 sq.m. and ground storages of the area of 21000 sq.m. as well as Aladja port-point and Ekerem port-point.

Port Handling Equipment

Equipment

Available

(Yes / No)

Total Quantity and Capacity Available

Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage

Portal Electric Crane

Yes

5 - 60 tons

-

Container Gantries

n/a

n/a

n/a

Mobile Cranes

Yes

5 - 40 tons

-

Reachstacker

n/a

n/a

n/a

RoRo Tugmaster (w/ Trailer)

n/a

n/a

n/a

Grain Elevator w/ Bagging Machines

n/a

n/a

n/a

Transtrainer

n/a

n/a

n/a

Forklifts

Yes

12 - 40 tons

-

Container Facilities

Facilities

20 ft

40 ft

Container Facilities Available

Yes

Yes

Container Freight Station (CFS)

Yes

Yes

Refrigerated Container Stations

Yes

Yes

Other Capacity Details

Daily Take Off Capacity (Containers per day)

n/a

Number of Reefer Stations (connection points)

n/a

Emergency Take-off Capacity (Give an indication)

n/a

Off take capacity of gang shift (in Containers per shift)

n/a

n/a

Customs Guidance

For information on Turkmenistan Customs Guidance, please see the following link:

1.3 Turkmenistan Customs Information

Terminal Information

Main Storage Terminal

Warehouses of the area of 17000 sq.m. and ground storages of the area of 21000 sq.m