Turkey unveils cargo handling figures via its ports from Belgium
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept. 30
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
The volume of transshipment of goods from Belgium across the ports of Turkey surpassed 7.35 million tons from January through August 2020, Turkey’s Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure told Trend.
In the past eight months of 2020, the volume of cargo shipment from Belgium by ships flying the Turkish flag amounted to 73,130 tons, and by ships flying the flags of other countries – over 7.28 million tons.
According to the ministry, 2,929 tons of cargo were transported by ships flying the Belgian flag during the specifying period.
During the reporting period, 209,408 tons of cargo were handled in transit from Belgium through Turkey’s ports, added the ministry.
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 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.
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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