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trip to Baku, Azerbaijan, Port

Cargo-ferry-boat service Baku Azerbaijan...


The one and only azeri state-owned cargo-ferry-boat service available in Baku is running without schedule, solely depending on demand, weather and other things you and I have no grip on it. It is said that it usually runs about once every 7 to 10 days, a bit more frequently in summer. During our 10 day stay in Baku from end of July to beginning of August 2012, we for sure knew of 2 train-cargo ships and one truck-cargo ship leaving Baku to Aktau. We took one of the former.

The truck cargo ship mainly transports… lorries as well as all kind of vehicles (cars, motorbikes). The one we saw left from the new port. They apparently are reluctant to board bike-travellers on this type of cargo boat, as bikes are not meant to be charged. It is therefore more profitable to fill the cabins (and the ship) with people who are coming with and paying for their car or lorry. So you will probably be encouraged to take a train-cargo boat, which does only take people without motor vehicles or just with bikes. This type of ship we took had only two 4 people cabins equipped with toilet and shower available for passengers (plus a communautary room for groups with seats, tables and sofas but without beds, nor showers). Do not necessarly expect that all toilets and showers in the cabins work though.

Nevertheless, if your visa is running out and you are willing to pay the price, it might be possible to get onto the ship with the trucks…

Daily flats rent in Baku centre 40 euros -

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