Syria’s port of Tartus sees rise in phosphate exports in 2010

By Alex Feytis
Published: Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Increase in phosphate shipments boosted exports from Tartus port by 60% last year

Exports from the Mediterranean port of Tartus in Syria grew 60% in 2010 owing to an increase in phosphate shipments, according to national press report.

Exports from the port, which handles mainly phosphates and cereals, stood at 2.7m. tonnes in 2010, and imports totalled 10.7m. tonnes, said Syrian national newspaper...

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