In the newspapers dated 31 July, the two news contained overlapping assessments. In the LLOYDSLIST portal, which is read at a global level, the 100 sea ports with the most transactions in 2022 were determined and their 2022 performances were evaluated. At the top of the list was the Chinese port of Shanghai. While 24 ports from the People's Republic of China found their place in the list, 12 ports from the European Union and 9 from the USA were listed in different parts of the list. It was seen that 4 ports from Türkiye were listed in the list, together with Tekirdağ, which was ranked 100th in the list with its current performance.
In the report, the 7th rank Ambarlı Port included the assessment that "Despite the strong growth in the Turkish economy, the number of container handlings at the main port of Istanbul is decreasing". It was stated about Kocaeli Port, which ranked 89th on the list, that "despite the downward trend in other parts of Türkiye, a high increase was encountered in three terminals at the port". It was stated that for Mersin Port, which ranks 92nd in the list and is described as Türkiye's main gateway to the Mediterranean, "with the postponement of the expansion plans, the growth trend of the port has reversed". Tekirdağ Port (Asiaport and Ceyport) was also said to be in the list of Tekirdağ 100 ports for the first time, as the MSC joint venture has steadily increased container handling in the last six years, despite the annual.
Similar evaluations were included for each port in the top 100 in the report. It was stated that a capacity of up to 685.8 million TEUs was reached in total, with a volume increase of 1.5% in 2022, which faced a moderate increase in demand after COVID-19. In the report, it is stated that the negative repercussions of Russia's invasion of Ukraine immediately after the epidemic on the global economy also deeply affected port operations. It was stated that the expected contraction in port operations was realized at a lower level, thanks to the strong performance of China and the efforts of the resistant Middle Eastern economies, balancing the lack of demand in the EU and US economies to some extent.
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