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June 3, 2022

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In March, the Russia-Ukraine conflict led to a decline of -23.4% of maritime traffic in the Bosphorus Strait

In the first three months of this year the Turkish Strait is was attracted by 8,738 ships (-6.2%)

Last March, in the first month of the Russia-Ukraine war, the maritime traffic in the Bosphorus Strait accused a marked decrease having transited 2,550 ships for a total of 40.5 million tonnes of gross tonnage, with decreases -23.4% and -25.0% respectively on March 2021. Ships alone tank transited in March 2022 were 642 (-16.3%), of which 207 chemical tankers (-7.6%), 29 ships for the transport of petroleum gas liquefied and natural gas (-42.0%) and 406 other tankers (-17,6%). The transits of other types of ships have totaled 1,908 units (-25.6%).

In the first quarter of this year through the Turkish Strait 8,738 ships passed for 148.7 million tons of tonnage gross, with decreases of -6.2% and -0.3% on the same period last year year. The tankers alone were 2,119 (+2.9%), of which 729 chemical tankers (+14.8%), 118 LPG-LNG ships (-12.6%) and 1,272 other tankers (-1.3%), and other ships 6,619 (-8.8%).

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