Georgia. Construction of Anaklia port starts


Construction of the deep-water port Anaklia was officially started in Georgia. According to the Georgian Prime Minister Georgy Kvirikashvili, this project is the largest project of Georgia in the 21st century. The port is a unique project that consolidates Georgia's position on the map of the Silk Road.

The port will allow the country to accept the largest vessels and thereby keep up with the growing dynamics of regional container and other types of transportation, reports UkrAgroConsult.

Earlier it was planned that the deep-water port construction in Georgian city Anaklia would begin in late 2016 and take 3 years. Facilities of the port, which can handle container vessels with a capacity of up to 10 thousand TEU, will reach 100 MMT. The consortium also received a right to build a free industrial zone with a 600 Ha area adjacent to the port territory. The container terminal with 16 m depths will be able to accept container ships with a capacity of up to 10 thousand TEU. The US company SSA Marine was selected its operator. SSA Marine will also become one of five investors of the project, the cost of which is estimated at USD 2.5 billion.



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