Containers Handled at Ports Increased by 8,8 Percent

Containers Handled at Ports Increased by 8,8 Percent
Containers Handled at Ports Increased by 8,8 Percent

The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure announced that the amount of containers handled at ports in August 2020 increased by 8,8 percent compared to the same month of the previous year and reached 1 million 31 thousand 447 TEU. The Ministry stated that container shipments for export purposes at ports in August increased by 5 percent compared to the same month of the previous year and amounted to 405 TEU.


The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure announced the amount of cargo and containers handled at ports in August. In the statement, it was reported that the amount of containers handled at the ports in the January-August period of 2020 decreased by 2,5 percent compared to the same period of the previous year and was realized as 7 million 410 thousand 748 TEU. In addition, it was recorded that the amount of cargo handled was 2,5 million 325 thousand 66 tons, increasing 350 percent compared to the same period of the previous year.

In the statement, it was pointed out that in August, the amount of containers handled at ports increased by 8,8 percent compared to August of the previous year and was realized as 1 million 31 thousand 447 TEU. It increased by 2020 and reached 1,9 million 40 thousand 883 tons ”.

239 Million 387 Thousand 441 Ton Foreign Trade Cargo Transported by Sea

The Ministry, on the other hand, reported that container shipments for foreign trade increased by 5 percent in August compared to the same month of the previous year and reached 775 TEU. It was stated that the export-oriented container shipments carried out at ports in August increased by 519 percent compared to the same month of the previous year and amounted to 5 TEU, and the following statements were used:

“Container discharges for import purposes increased by 6,5 percent compared to the same month of the previous year and amounted to 369 TEU. The total amount of containers handled in maritime transport for foreign trade purposes in the January-August period of 775 was 2020 million 2,4 thousand 5 TEU with a decrease of 830 percent compared to the same period of the previous year. "

The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure stated that the amount of loading for export at ports in August 2020 decreased by 2,5 percent to 10 million 727 thousand 545 tons compared to the same month of the previous year, and the amount of unloading for import was 4,9 percent compared to the same month of the previous year, It reported that it increased by 18 to 766 million 397 thousand XNUMX tons.

In the statement, it was noted that the total amount of cargo handled in maritime transport for foreign trade purposes in the January-August period of 2020 was 3,7 million 239 thousand 387 tons, with an increase of 441 percent compared to the same period of the previous year.

Transit Handling Increased 28 Percent

It was stated that the amount of transit containers handled at ports in August 2020 increased by 28 percent compared to the same month of the previous year and was 190 thousand 168 TEU, while the amount of cargo increased by 4,2 percent to 6 million 391 thousand 765 tons. In the statement, it was stated that the most container handling was carried out in the administrative area of ​​Ambarlı Port Authority and 257 thousand 587 TEU containers were handled at the said Port Authority in August. On the basis of cargo, it was reported that the most handling was carried out in the administrative area of ​​Kocaeli Port Authority and a total of 6 million 143 thousand 163 tons of cargo was handled.

Most Container Exports to Spain

In the statement of the Ministry, it was noted that the highest export container loading made by sea at ports in August 2020 was 42 TEU and the highest export cargo amount was realized to Spain with 816 tons. It was shared that Greece and Belgium followed Spain, respectively.

In the statement, it was stated that the containers coming from Greece with 71 thousand 22 TEUs constituted the highest amount of container unloading for import purposes. “96,9 TEU of these loads, 68 percent of them, were transported by foreign flagged vessels. Container shipments from Egypt with 816 thousand 51 TEU and from Israel with 187 thousand 44 TEU followed Greece, respectively. In the written statement, it was also noted that in August 285, the most cargo handling in foreign trade by sea was realized in the transportation with Russia with 2020 million 4 thousand 851 tons. The Ministry also underlined that 950 percent of the containers transported in foreign trade are carried out by Turkish flagged vessels.

Most Handling Was in Hard Coal

The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, with 2 million 214 thousand 46 tons, stated that the most amount of cargo handled at ports in foreign trade is hard coal. Scrap iron with 2 million 141 thousand 43 tons and crude oil with 1 million 891 thousand 309 tons followed respectively.



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