Turkey discloses volume of cargo movement via its ports from US
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept.29
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
The volume of cargo transshipment from the US via Turkish ports exceeded 16.8 million tons in the past eight months of 2020, Turkish Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure told Trend on Sept.29.
According to the ministry, in the reporting period, 607,055 tons of cargo were handled from the US via ports of Turkey by ships flying the Turkish flag, and slightly over 16.2 million tons - by ships flying the flags of other countries.
Meanwhile, no cargo was handled by ships flying the US flag, and 229,044 tons of cargo from the US - transited through Turkey’s ports, the ministry said.
The volume of cargo transshipment through the ports of Turkey exceeded 239.3 million tons from January through August 2020.
Over the reporting period, ships flying the Turkish flag handled over 18.9 million tons of goods.
In the first eight months of this year, the volume of cargo movement via Turkish ports by ships flying their countries' flags made up 9 million tons, while by ships flying the flags of other countries – 211.3 million tons, the ministry said.
Meanwhile, more than 48.2 million tons of cargo were transited through the ports of Turkey.
As reported, in August 2020, the volume of cargo shipment through the Turkish ports amounted to 29.4 million tons. In this month, ships flying the Turkish flag transshipped over 2 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 – 26.4 million tons.
Over 6.3 million tons of goods were transported in transit through the Turkish ports in August 2020.
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