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Cargo shipments from Egypt via Turkey's ports revealed

Turkey Materials 8 September 2020 17:08
Cargo shipments from Egypt via Turkey's ports revealed

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept. 8

By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:

The volume of cargo shipment from Egypt through the ports of Turkey surpassed 11.1 million tons in the first seven months of 2020, the Turkish Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure told Trend.

“Ships flying the Turkish flag transported over 1.7 million tons of goods from Egypt over the reporting period, while ships flying the flags of other countries – 9.3 million tons.

At the same time, 5,665 tons of goods were transported via the Turkish ports by ships flying the Egyptian flag, noted the ministry.

From January through July of this year, 873,426 tons of cargo were moved in transit from Egypt through the ports of Turkey, added the ministry.

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.

As reported, 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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