Shipments of crude and refined oil products by Georgia’s Black Seaside port of Batumi dropped 31.2 percentage year-on-year to 399,858 tonnes within January-February from 581,589 tonnes last year, a senior formal at the terminal claimed on Thursday.

The critical, operated by Kazakh think energy firm KazMunaiGas, shipped 3.377 million loads of oil and also oil products this past year, down from 3.616 , 000, 000 tonnes in 2016.

Shipments inside February declined in order to 235,640 tonnes from 310,070 lots a year earlier, but were definitely up from 164,218 tonnes in January, reported the official, who questioned not to be determined.

Crude and refined oil products and services from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan are shipped out of Georgia’azines Black Sea places of Batumi, Supsa, Poti and the fatal in Kulevi.

Some products are sent across the Caspian Sea inside small tankers, unloaded in the Azeri interface of Baku and then mailed by rail that will Georgian ports for transfer to the Mediterranean.