Ministry: No impact of COVID-19 on maritime cargo shipment from China via Turkish ports
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept. 2
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
The global coronavirus pandemic has not affected the maritime cargo transshipment from China through the ports of Turkey, the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure of Turkey told Trend.
From January through July 2020, the transshipment of goods from China through the ports of Turkey amounted to 3.1 million tons. Meanwhile, ships flying the Turkish flag did not carry out cargo movement from China through Turkish ports.
As many as 20,108 tons of cargo were shipped from China through the Turkish ports by ships flying the Chinese flag, while ships flying the flags of other countries handled over 3.1 million tons of cargo.
In the first seven months of this year, the volume of the cargo movement in transit from China via the Turkish ports made up over 2.8 million tons.
The volume of cargo transshipment through the ports of Turkey amounted to 209.8 million tons from January through July 2020.
Over the mentioned period, ships flying the Turkish flag shipped over 16.9 million tons of goods.
In the first seven months of this year, the volume of cargo movement via Turkish ports by ships flying their countries' flags made up 8 million tons, while ships flying the flags of other countries – 184.8 million tons, the ministry said.
During this period, more than 41.8 million tons of cargo were handled in transit through the ports of Turkey.
In July 2020, the volume of cargo shipment through the Turkish ports amounted to 30.2 million tons. In this month, ships flying the Turkish flag transported over 2.6 million tons of cargo.
Cargo transshipment via the ports of Turkey by ships flying their countries’ flags amounted to 1 million tons, and by ships flying the flags of other countries – 26.5 million tons.
Over 5.6 million tons of goods were transshipped in transit through the Turkish ports in July 2020.
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