Turkey reveals data on cargo traffic via Izmir port in 9M2021

Türkiye Materials 18 November 2021 12:03 (UTC +04:00)

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov. 18


Over 5.2 million tons of cargo were transported via Turkey’s Izmir port in the first seven months of 2021, the Turkish Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure told Trend.

According to the ministry, in the reporting period, 350,644 tons of cargo were handled through the port by ships flying the flag of Turkey, and more than 4.9 million tons by ships flying the flags of other countries to Turkish ports.

"Transit transshipment of goods was not carried out through the Turkish port of Izmir in 9M2021," the ministry said.

At the same time, the ports of Turkey handled 286.3 million tons of cargo in total since beginning of 2021.

In particular, during the reporting period, cargo transportation by ships under the flag of Turkey amounted to 22.2 million tons.

Also, cargo transportation through the ports of Turkey by ships under the flags of other countries amounted to 263.8 million tons.

In addition, during the specified period, Turkish ports handled over 57 million tons of transit cargo.

In September 2021, the ports of Turkey in total handled 32.8 million tons of cargo.

It is noted that cargo transportation through the ports by ships under the Turkish flag in September 2021 amounted to 2.4 million tons, while by ships under the flags of other countries – 30.5 million tons.

According to the ministry, Turkish ports handled 6.9 million tons of transit cargo in September 2021.