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Turkey discloses volume of cargo movement via its Kocaeli port

Türkiye Materials 8 June 2020 12:35 (UTC +04:00)
Turkey discloses volume of cargo movement via its Kocaeli port

BAKU, Azerbaijan, June 8

By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:

Shipment of cargo through the Turkish Kocaeli port in Izmit province exceeded 21 million tons from January through April 2020, Turkey’s Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure told Trend.

During the reporting period, 1.9 million tons of cargo were handled via the Kocaeli port by ships flying the Turkish flag, while ships flying the flags of other countries moved 19 million tons of cargo.

As much as 266,339 tons of cargo was transited through this port over the indicating months.

In the first four months of 2020, the volume of cargo shipment through the ports of Turkey exceeded 123.4 million tons.

Meanwhile, the volume of cargo handled by ships flying the Turkish flag surpassed 9.6 million tons.

The volume of cargo movement via the Turkish ports by ships flying their countries’ flags amounted to 4.9 million tons, and by ships flying the flags of other countries amounted to 108.8 million tons.

Over the reporting period, over 24.9 million tons of cargo were transited through the ports of Turkey.

The volume of cargo movement through the Turkish ports amounted to more than 28.8 million tons in April 2020.

In the reporting month, the volume of cargo transshipment through Turkish ports by ships flying their countries' flags amounted to 2.2 million tons, while cargo transshipment by ships flying the flags of other countries amounted to 25.6 million tons.

The ministry said that more than 6.5 million tons of cargo was transported in transit through the ports of Turkey in April 2020.

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