BAKU, Azerbaijan, April 20. Over 19.7 million tons of petrochemicals were transshipped via the Turkish ports from January through March 2022, Turkey’s Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure told Trend.
According to the ministry, in the reporting period, Turkish-flagged ships transported 775,082 tons of petrochemicals through the ports, and ships flying the flags of other countries – over 18.9 million tons.
Meanwhile, over 11.5 million tons of petrochemicals were transited via the Turkish ports, added the ministry.
Totally, over 66.2 million tons of petrochemicals were transshipped and 48.1 million tons - were transited via the Turkish ports in 2021.
In March 2022, Turkey's ports handled 24.18 million tons of cargo. Ships flying the Turkish flag delivered 2.28 million tons of cargo through Turkey’s ports whilst ships flying the flags of other countries – 31.89 million tons.
Meanwhile, Turkish ports transshipped 6.67 million tons of transit cargo.
Turkish ports handled 98.6 million tons of cargo from January through March this year.
In the reporting period, cargo transportation by ships flying the Turkish flag amounted to 6.9 million tons, while freight traffic by ships under the flags of other countries reached 91.68 million tons.
Besides, in the first quarter of 2022, Turkish ports handled 20.57 million tons of transit cargo.
In 2021, Turkey transshipped 386.39 million tons of cargo via its ports.
During the reporting period, freight transportation by Turkish-flagged ships via domestic ports amounted to 29.9 million tons, whereas the cargo traffic by ships flying other countries' flags reached 356.39 million tons.
Furthermore, Turkish ports transshipped 78 million tons of transit cargo in 2021.