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20 July 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 09:13 GMT+2

January 10, 2019

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In the 2018 traffic of the passengers of the ferries to Genoa he has turned out stable, while the crocieristi are increased of +9.2%

Unchanged the traffic of the ferries attended in 2019, while a strong increase of the cruises is previewed

In the 2018 traffic of the crocieristi in the port of Genoa it has grown of +9.2% being piled to 1,0 million passengers regarding 925 thousand in the year precedence. Marine stations Spa, the society participated to 51% from the group Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), to 22% from the Authority of Harbour System of the Ligurian Sea Western, to 13% by Costa Crociere, 9% by Moby/Tirrenia and to 5% from the Municipality of Genoa that manages the traffic of the passengers in the port of the capital of Liguria, have announced that last year the crocieristico traffic fleeting home port has been of 565 thousand (+4.5%) and that of fleeting transit of 445 thousand (+15.8%). Marine stations have evidenced in particular the trend of increase of the passengers in transit in existence for a long time: in last the four years - it has specified the society - the incidence of the passengers in transit on the total of the crocieristi enlivened anniversaries is increased of beyond 10 points.

In 2018 crocieristica company MSC Cruises it has confirmed own leadership of the traffic cruises in the port of Genoa with 188 touched ship for a total than more 946 thousand passengers. Second company for enlivened ships and passengers has been the Princess Cruises with 12 touched fleeting pairs to 28 thousand approximately. Marine stations have emphasized also the first three ports of call carried out to Genoa from the American company Disney Cruise Line with a total of about 8 thousand fleeting journeyed, company that has confirmed own presence also in 2019.

Relatively to the passengers of the ferries, last year they have been almost 2,1 million, with an increment of +0.1% on 2017. The ships employed in the connections with the fleeting Sardinia have disembarked/boarded to Genoa 1,0 million (- 6.2%), those used in the connections with Sicily 434 thousand fleeting (+3.6%), the ships on the routes with Corsica 203 thousand fleeting (+53.1%) and those on the routes for Spain and the North Africa (Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria) 421 thousand passengers (- 3.8%). Last year the traffic of vehicles enlivened from the ferries has been of 717 thousand car (- 0.9%), 56 thousand motion (+7.6%) and almost 1,9 million linear meters of commercial rotabili (+4.0%). In particular, the commercial traffic with the Sardinia has lost about 25.800 linear meters, while the drawn others have closed all in positive: Spain +7,000 linear meters, Sicily +67,000, +5,000 Corsica and Africa North +19,500 linear meters.

Altogether in the 2018 traffic of the passengers of the cruises and the ferries in the port of Genoa it has been of 3,09 million people (+2.9%). Marine stations preview for a 2019 substantial stability of the traffic ferry, with values online with 2018, while the traffic cruises instead would have to record a fort increment: 257 ports of call with about 1.350.000 crocieristi, of which 750,000 home port and 600,000 transits are previewed. MSC will confirm its role of greater operator to Genoa carrying about 1.150.000 passengers with 196 ports of call. Costa Crociere will place to Genoa from March to November Costa Fortuna: 34 ports of call that, added to others seven ports of call of other ships of the fleet, will carry a total of 41 ports of call pairs to about 180.000 passengers.

Evergreen Line Vincenzo Miele

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