BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct.11
As much as 2.21 million tons of cargo were shipped from Lebanon through the Turkish port in the first 8 months of 2021, the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure of Turkey told Trend.
According to the ministry, ships flying the flag of Turkey transported 292,898 tons of cargo through the port of Lebanon, while ships flying the flags of other countries – over 1.76 million tons.
During this period, ships flying the Lebanese flag delivered 158,456 tons of cargo to Turkish ports.
From January through August, Turkish ports handled 340,066 tons of transit cargo from Lebanon.
Meanwhile, ships flying the flag of Albania delivered 46,238 tons of cargo to Turkish ports, and 20,720 tons of goods were transited via the ports from the country, the ministry added.
Totally, the ports of Turkey handled 253.4 million tons of cargo from January through August 2021.
During this period, cargo transportation by ships flying the flag of Turkey through domestic ports amounted to 20.1 million tons.
"At the same time, cargo transportation through Turkish ports by ships flying the flags of other countries amounted to 233.2 million tons," the ministry said.
In addition, during the specified period, Turkish ports handled 50.2 million tons of cargo in transit, said the ministry.
Reportedly, in August 2021, the ports of Turkey as a whole handled 33.9 million tons of goods.
In the 8th month of this year, cargo transportation through domestic ports by ships flying the Turkish flag amounted to 2.57 million tons, while by ships flying the flags of other countries – 31.3 million tons. In his month Turkish ports handled 6.27 million tons of transit cargo.