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Volume of cargo shipment from China via Turkish ports revealed

Türkiye Materials 3 July 2020 15:06
Volume of cargo shipment from China via Turkish ports revealed

BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 3

By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:

The volume of cargo transshipment from China via Turkish ports from January through May 2020 made up over 2.45 million tons, Turkey’s Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure told Trend.

In the reporting period, 20,108 tons of cargo from China were handled via Turkish ports by the ships flying the Turkish flag, and about 2.45 million tons - by ships flying the flags of other countries.

At the same time, over 2.4 million tons of cargo from China were transited via the ports of Turkey.

Transshipment of goods through the Turkish ports made up 151.4 million tons in the first five months of 2020.

During the reporting period, 11.9 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 5.8 million tons, while the cargo transshipment by ships flying the flags of other countries stood at nearly 133.6 million tons from January through May 2020.

Meanwhile, 30.7 million tons of cargo were transited through Turkish ports," the ministry said.

In May this year, the volume of cargo transshipment through the ports of Turkey made up almost 28 million tons.

In the reporting month, the volume of cargo transshipment by ships flying the Turkish flag made up 2.3 million tons, by ships flying the flags of their countries amounted to 940,716 tons, and by ships flying the flags of other countries stood at 24.7 million tons.

According to the ministry, 5.7 million tons of cargo were transported in transit through the ports of Turkey in May 2020.

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