The import-export freight traffic in the Tunisian ports declined by 19%, from 30 Million tons in 2010 to 25 million tons in 2011, said Central Director in charge of Exploitation and Development in the Merchant Navy and Ports Board Faouzi Taktak.
At a news conference held Friday, Mr. Taktak said “the protest movements, staged in the Tunisian trade ports after the Revolution, impacted the pace of sea-trade transactions, without paralyzing dynamics in ports.”
“Activity in the Tunisian ports has not stopped a single day since the Revolution,” the official added.
He recalled, in this regard, that the seven Tunisian ports serve 95% of Tunisia’s import-export trade transactions.
These ports are: the Rades-Goulette port, specialized in the transport of trailers and containers, the Bizerte port (fuel), Sousse port (various goods), Sfax port (liquid Bulk products and various goods), Gabes port (chemical products), Zarzis port (salt and oil) and Skhira port (oil and phosphoric acid).