New container port to be built in Turkey's north-east
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 20
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
A new container port will be built in Turkey's Ordu province, Trend reports referring to the country's Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure.
The project is currently under development, the ministry noted.
A tender for the construction will be announced after the final draft of the container port in Ordu is ready.
The ministry noted that the new port in Ordu will increase the number of cargo transportation in Turkey.
However, the ministry did not provide details of the project and its cost.
In March 2019, 4,200 ships arrived at Turkish ports, the gross registered tonnage of which amounted to 69.218 million tons.
During this period, 1,500 ships sailing under the Turkish flag and 2,700 ships sailing under flags of other countries arrived at Turkish ports.
The gross registered tonnage of ships arrived at Turkish ports under the Turkish flag during the period amounted to 10.799 million tons, and vessels under the flags of other countries accounted for 58.419 million tons of cargo.
In the 1Q2019, Turkish ports received 11,700 ships, the gross registered tonnage of which amounted to 190.350 million tons.
In the 1Q2019, most of the ships arrived at the ports of Izmit (1,400) and Aliaga (861 vessels).
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