Active Navigation Movement Despite Economic Sanctions

TARTOUS, (ST)-  Tarots Port is witnessing an active navigation movement despite economic sanctions imposed on the country. It daily receives a number of ships which unload their cargo of various types of goods, Ali Hasan General Director of Tartous Port Company said.

 "The number of ships operating till Sunday evening reached 8, while the number of the waiting ships reached 7," added the General Manager of the Company in a statement to SANA.

 He also underscored that the work is done according to a shift system around the clock.

Hasan said "despite the economic sanctions imposed on Syria, the port works quickly and with high capacity to provide services to clients so as to keep attractive for investment and to maintain its competitiveness.

During the last ten months, the port's revenues reached about (SYP) 1.950 billion.

At the beginning of 2012, the number of ships reached about 1194 loaded with 6.262 million tons of goods. In addition, the number  of unloaded containers were  more than 28.000.

H. Shamout