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Volumes of cargo transshipment through Turkish Istanbul port revealed

Türkiye Materials 11 July 2020 15:48
Volumes of cargo transshipment through Turkish Istanbul port revealed

BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 11

By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:

The volume of cargo transshipment via Turkish Istanbul port in the first five months of 2020 amounted to 180,723 tons, Turkey’s Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure told Trend.

In the reporting period, 12,074 tons of cargo were handled via the Istanbul port by the ships flying the Turkish flag, and 168,649 tons - by ships flying the flags of other countries.

From January through May of this year, 1,514 tons of cargo were transited through the port of Istanbul, the ministry said.

During the reporting period, 151.4 million tons were handled through Turkish ports.

The volume of cargo transshipment via Turkish ports by the ships flying the Turkish flag made up 11.9 million tons, by ships flying the flags of their countries - to over 5.8 million tons, and 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 - 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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