BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 16. Over 25.6 million tons of petrochemicals were transshipped via the Turkish ports from January through April 2022, Turkey’s Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure told Trend.
According to the ministry, Turkish-flagged ships transported 962,765 tons of petrochemicals through the ports in the reporting period, and ships flying the flags of other countries – over 24.6 million tons.
Meanwhile, over 15.9 million tons of petrochemicals were transited via the Turkish ports.
In April 2022, Turkey's ports handled 32 million tons of cargo. Ships flying the Turkish flag transported 2.09 million tons of cargo through Turkey’s ports whilst ships flying the flags of other countries – 29.9 million tons.
Meanwhile, Turkish ports transshipped 7.19 million tons of transit cargo.
Turkish ports handled 130.8 million tons of cargo from January through April this year.
In the reporting period, cargo transportation by ships flying the Turkish flag amounted to 6.05 million tons, while freight traffic by ships under the flags of other countries reached 121.8 million tons.
Besides, in the first four months of 2022, Turkish ports handled 27.7 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 last year.