Construction of the Phase 1 of Anaklia Deep Sea Port will start on November 15. According to the report, the deadline for receiving comments has been extended until 15 July 2017.
The Phase 1 container terminal is due to be operational from the completion of its construction in 2020 to 2028-2029.
It is already known, that Phase 1 will focus on the realization of container throughputs equating to 8 million tons of cargo per annum. The predicted growth in throughputs over Phase 1 is shown in Table 3-2. The starting throughput of containers in 2020 is estimated at approximately 300,000 TEU. Annual growth of the TEU throughput is expected to be strong in the first five years of operation from 2020 to 2025. The throughput of containers in 2025 is estimated at approximately 650,000 TEU. After 2025, the TEU throughput is expected to grow in parallel with the growth in the overall container market (i.e. 3%-5% per annum). The throughput of containers in 2028 is estimated at approximately 790,000 TEU.
However, the Phase 1 of Anaklia Deep Water Sea Port will cover over 110 ha.
“Accordingly, Anaklia Deep Water Sea Port will help to unlock huge trade opportunities in the Caucasus region and landlocked Central Asian countries”, – the authors of the project note. Anaklia’s primary market will consist of Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia. In addition, Anaklia will be able to serve the so-called secondary market that consists of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and North-Western Iran.
Overall, therefore, Anaklia Deep Water Sea Port will enhance Georgia as a trade corridor and maintain its competitive edge as a bridge between Asia and Europe.
Anaklia Deep Sea Port Project ESIA Scoping Report has been disclosed for the comments of the interested parties. The deadline for receiving comments has been extended until 15 July 2017. The comments might be provided on the following email: [email protected], or at: 6 Marjanishvili Str., 0102 Tbilisi Georgia; Phone: 0322 95 99 10.