Zira seaport has 12 hectares of area. The shore line of the port is 500 meters. There are open and closed storage areas on the harbor. At present, construction of a production area meeting the international standards is underway. Construction of plant for production of oil and gas equipment and marine designed large dimensions metal structure  has been started. The port will have heavy-duty cranes and equipment used for marine operations, as well as modern vehicles used on cargo transportation. It is envisaged that the production area constructed on the project will be located in the area of 6 ha being 50 m far from the sea.

General Specifications

Total area 30 hectares
Land area 14 hectares
Water area 16 hectares
Piers area 2.2 hectares
Open fabrication area 60,000 sq. meters
Closed fabrication area 27,320 sq. meters
Mooring area 1,320 meters
Berth space length 350 meters
Channel and seaport depth 8-11 meters
Channel width 90 meters
Bollards SWL 25 & 200 tons
Height of the quayside from seawater 3 meters

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The construction of Passenger Terminal is planned for handling incoming vessels and crews. Passenger Terminal will provide functional spaces/amenities for different demands of the passengers. Passenger terminal includes areas like waiting lobbies with sofas and chairs, boarding gates for simultaneous check-in process, amenities such as comfort rooms, doctor room, canteens, security area and etc. The terminal will help the port authorities to manage issues regarding the growing number of passengers and to improve the quality of service provided.

The goal is to organize the circulation of the passenger inside the terminal, to provide passengers safe and sound structure that can rest on an area near the sea, a place that can accommodate the passengers, a comfortable space to stay in while waiting, a place where the passengers can secure their belongings, a place where they can get an easy access of transportation going home, a shelter that can protect them from different types of weather and organize the basic operations happening in the port.

The passenger terminal will be located in the south of the premises; near the jetty area for providing close-range safe access to vessels and key side area. Upon entering the seaport, the asphalt road leads directly to the terminal entrance. Designated parking spaces are available for 14 cars with emergency parking nearby the terminal entrance. The terminal will have 2 access/egress points on the west and east side of the building which will allow for a simultaneous check-in process. After the check-in process the crew members will proceed to the main waiting area where they can rest and wait till the boarding. The waiting hall is also wide enough to conduct HSE Procedures indoors. The main waiting area will be equipped with leather sofas and airport type chairs for a total of 140 people. Upon hearing the announcement, the crews under the supervision will proceed to the main gate for boarding.

Cargo Terminal had been designed for the transportation of dry and containerized liquid cargos in the Caspian Sea. Cargo will be unloaded on the east side of the jetty area by 4 port cranes. Each container is then identified, listed, documented and transported to the far north end of the premises to be stored. Cargo terminal is currently operative and the transportation of the cargos is mostly managed through the countryside highways. Our future plan to construct a 13 km railway will increase the current transportation capacity up to 1 million tons a year. The railway will be linked to the premises and will significantly accelerate the cargo delivery.

Dry Bulk Terminal

Clinker, cement, minerals and other dry bulk commodities can be discharged directly from vessels to railcars or trucks at the Bulk Terminal of Zira Port.. This facility can also be used to load vessels when special handling is required.

Bulk Terminal, which is operated by the Zira Port Authority, is located in the Inner Harbor of Zira Port. Road access has been separated for safe reliable operations. A certified rail track scale is located convenient to the Bulk Terminal for accurate weighing of railcars. Rail service is provided by the ADY. This terminal is designed to ensure high throughput capacity of dry bulk cargo and to utilize at the same time the best available technologies in environmental protection.

Liquid Terminal with 4 jetties and natural beds down to 9 meters, will have the capacity to receive vessels up to 350,000 tonnes Dwt, and allows the simultaneous handling of different products (crude, refined products, liquefied gases and other liquid bulks).

The terminal will be equipped with a modern computerized command and control system which allows compliance with the highest safety standards in the operations carried out. It will also be associated with waste and ballast water treatment plant which allows compliance with all environmental requirements.

The RoRo terminal in Zira Port Marine Industrial Complex has been designed to receive all types of RoRo type vessels currently operate in the Caspian Sea. Zira Port is located in a strategically compelling side of Absheron peninsula to save time on Caspian voyages.

Logistics companies transporting goods via freight trucks from Europe to Asia or vice versa, significantly shorten delivery time and save transportation costs for delivering goods using competitive location of the Republic of Azerbaijan in an ancient Silk Road. Goods can be transported through Caspian Sea faster and less expensive compared to alternative routes. Zira Port is a major hub for freight trucks. Comfortable waiting areas have been designed for drivers with the facilities such as restaurant, hotel, showers, market, duty free etc. The terminal has excellent know how and project management as well as the specialised equipment for the handling of rolling stock

Short-term storage area is designated for storing and handling of containerized loads as well as cargos in various shapes and weights. The facility includes several open and closed storage areas. The total area of open storage is approximately 30,000 m2 and is projected for storing various bulk materials and containers. If demanded, the open storage area may be increased in future. The 6,000 m2 closed storage is used for storing and protecting precious materials, equipment and flammable substances from weather conditions and external effects. The construction of 320 m2 of closed storage has already been launched.

Zira Port has marine operations department in charge of all marine services which include pilotage, mooring, maintenance of aids to navigation, tug services, bunkering, conservancy, pollution control and Firefighting.

Advantages of Zira Sea Port

Distances from Zira Seaport to main offshore oil & gas fields in the Caspian Sea

Shahdeniz oil fields:

  • 23 mile to Istiglal
  • 25 mile to Shah Deniz
  • 30 mile to Haydar Aliyev

Azeri, Chirag, Guneshli oil fields:

  • 45 mile to DDGG
  • 47 mile to DWG
  • 49 mile to West Chirag
  • 51 mile to Chirag
  • 53 mile to West Azeri
  • 56 mile to Central Azeri
  • 61 mile to East Azeri


  • Does not freeze in winter
  • Navigation all year round
  • Working schedule 24/7