May 03, 2018
New cargo in Batumi sea port
Batumi Sea Port Ltd (BSP) started transshipment of granulated sulfur from Turkmenistan. Presently the sulfur is in a great demand by fertilizer producers. It is used in industry and agriculture.
The sulfur has been delivering in Egypt and Turkey by sea transport in transit of BSP.
The port of Batumi has all the necessary documentation for receipt and handling of above mentioned cargo. According to the rules of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG CODE) granular sulfur does not apply to dangerous goods category.
It should be noted that earlier the BSP did not work with sulfur originated from Turkmenistan, so it is a new cargo for the port. Since the beginning of this year, the port handled about 6,700 tons, and approximately the same quantity is expected to be handled before the summer season. At the end of the summer period, the port plans to resume deliveries of above said product and continue its handling. The port plans to handle up to 20 000 tons of granulated sulfur by the end of the year