Turkey reveals volume of Italian cargo transshipment via its ports amid COVID-19 pandemic
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Aug.4
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Transshipment of goods from Italy via the Turkish ports in the first half of 2020 surpassed 8.7 million tons, the Turkish Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure told Trend.
During the reporting period, the volume of cargo transshipment from Italy by ships flying the Turkish flag amounted to 3.4 million tons, while the ships flying the flags of other countries transported 5.1 million tons.
Meanwhile, ships flying Italian flag transported 218,527 tons of cargo through Turkish ports, said the ministry.
Over 17.5 million tons of goods were transited from Italy through the Turkish ports.
Transshipment of goods through the Turkish ports made up 179.6 million tons in the first six months of 2020.
During the reporting period, 14.3 million tons were handled by the ships flying the Turkish flag.
The volume of cargo transshipment via Turkish ports by ships flying the flags of their countries amounted to over 6.9 million tons, while the cargo transshipment by ships flying the flags of other countries stood at nearly 158.3 million tons from January through June 2020.
Meanwhile, 36.1 million tons of cargo were transited through Turkish ports, the ministry said.
In June this year, the volume of cargo transshipment through the ports of Turkey made up slightly over 28.1 million tons.
In the reporting month, the volume of cargo transshipment by ships flying the Turkish flag made up 2.4 million tons, by ships flying the flags of their countries amounted to 1 million tons, and by ships flying the flags of other countries exceeded 24.6 million tons.
According to the ministry, more than 5.4 million tons of cargo were transported in transit through the ports of Turkey in June 2020.
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