Container and Freight Amounts Handled at Ports Increased

The amount of containers and cargo handled at ports increased
The amount of containers and cargo handled at ports increased

The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure reported that the amount of containers handled at ports increased by 9 percent in December, while the amount of cargo handled at ports increased by 7 percent. December was the month in which the most cargo handling took place at ports in 2020.



The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, General Directorate of Maritime Affairs, announced the data of December 2020 Container Statistics and Freight Statistics at our ports. While the amount of containers handled at our ports in December 2020 increased by 9,0 percent compared to the same month of the previous year, it was realized as 1 million 54 thousand 248 TEU; The amount of cargo handled at our ports in December increased by 7 percent compared to the same month of the previous year and reached 44 million 326 thousand 500 tons. Thus, December was the month in which the most cargo handling took place at our ports in 2020.

Container shipments for export purposes increased by 4,1 percent

The Ministry stated that 2020 TEU containers were handled in foreign trade with seaway in December 815; It was reported that container shipments for export at ports in December increased 877 percent compared to the same month of the previous year and amounted to 4,1 TEU, and import-purpose container unloads increased 415 percent compared to the same month of the previous year, and was 807 TEU. The amount of transit containers handled at ports in December 5,4 increased by 400 percent compared to the same month of the previous year and reached 70 TEU. The amount of containers handled in cabotage in December increased by 2020 percent compared to the same month of the previous year and reached 34 TEU.

The highest number of container handling took place within the administrative borders of Ambarlı Port Authority

In December 2020, the Ministry announced that a total of 259 TEU containers were handled at the port facilities operating within the administrative borders of Ambarlı Port Authority, 816 TEU (174 percent) of the containers handled in these port facilities were transported in foreign trade, 387 thousand He reported that 67,1 TEUs (70 percent) were transit loads and 882 TEUs (27,3 percent) were transported in cabotage. The Ministry also shared the information that Ambarlı Port Authority was followed by Mersin Port Authority with 14 TEU and Kocaeli Port Authority with 546 TEU.

Shipments for export purposes increased by 23,7 percent

Explaining that the amount of loading for export purposes realized at ports in December 2020 increased by 23,7 percent compared to the same month of the previous year and reached 12 million 719 thousand 254 tons, the amount of unloading for import purposes decreased by 2,3 percent compared to the same month of the previous year and He reported that it was 20 thousand 42 tons. In December 95, the total amount of cargo handled in maritime transport for foreign trade purposes increased by 2020 percent compared to the same month of the previous year, reaching 6,4 million 32 thousand 761 tons. In December 349, the ministry declared that the transit cargo transportations made by sea at ports were 2020 million 2 thousand 6 tons with a decrease of 51 percent compared to the same month of the previous year, and the amount of cargo carried in cabotage in December was 684 million 5 thousand 513 tons compared to the same month of the previous year. reported an increase of 467 percent.

The highest amount of cargo handling took place within the administrative borders of Kocaeli Port Authority

In December 2020, the Ministry conveyed the information that a total of 6 million 938 thousand 952 tons of cargo handling was carried out at the port facilities operating within the administrative borders of Kocaeli Port Authority, 5 million 757 thousand 86 tons (83 percent) of the cargo handled within the administrative borders of Kocaeli Port Authority He reported that 1 million 112 thousand 47 tons (16 percent) were cabotage loads and 69 tons (819 percent) were transit loads. The Ministry shared the information that Kocaeli Port Authority was followed by Aliağa Port Authority with 1 million 6 thousand 99 tons and İskenderun Port Authority with 354 million 5 thousand 741 tons.


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