BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct.18
A total of over 5.72 million tons of cargo from the Netherlands were transshipped via the Turkish ports in the first eight months of 2021, Turkey’s Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure told Trend.
At the same time, 10,756 tons of cargo from the Netherlands were delivered to the Turkish ports by ships flying the Turkish flag, and 5.53 million tons - by ships flying the flags of other countries.
During this period, ships flying the Dutch flag delivered 181,753 tons of cargo to the Turkish ports.
From January through August 2021, Turkish ports handled 160,432 tons of transit cargo from the Netherlands.
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 this month Turkish ports handled 6.27 million tons of transit cargo.