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04 December 2021 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 17:52 GMT+1

November 3, 2021

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In the third quarter, freight traffic in the port of Spezia fell by -5.1% due to the reduction in liquid bulk

In Marina di Carrara there was an increase by +38.9%

After the increase of +16.3% recorded in the second quarter of this year that has interrupted a series of six consecutive quarters decrease, in the third quarter of 2021 the traffic of goods enlivened by the port of La Spezia has again decreased having been handled 3.3 million tons of cargo, with a reduction of -5.1% on the period July-September last year. The decline was generated by the contraction of the volumes of cargoes at landing which amounted to less than 1.4 million tons (-17.5%), while loading at embarkation are increased by +6.7% having been paired to almost 1.9 million Tons.

In the complex of the different types of loads handled in the third quarter of this year from the Ligurian port of call, the miscellaneous goods alone amounted to almost 3.0 million tonnes (+9.5%), of which 2.9 million tons of containerized goods (+8.8%) made with a container handling of 354 thousand teu (+21.7%) and 35 thousand tons of conventional goods (+143,9%). Solid bulk is also growing with 14 thousand tons of metallurgical products (+17.2%), while liquid bulk is decreased by -59.1% falling to 302 thousand tons, of which 207 thousand tonnes of gas, liquefied or compressed petroleum products and gases natural (-67.0%) and 66 thousand tons of petroleum products refined (-32.3%).

As regards passenger traffic, in the third quarter of this year the port of call of La Spezia has recorded a recovery of cruise traffic with 36 thousand passengers handled, traffic that in 2020 was stopped due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In the third quarter of this year the port of Marina di Carrara, also administered by the Port System Authority of the Eastern Ligurian Sea, has enlivened 808 thousand tons of goods, with an increase of +38.9% on the corresponding period of 2020. The only miscellaneous goods have totaled 767 thousand tons (+35.8%), of which 337 thousand tons of goods in container (+1.7%), 284 thousand ro-ro cargo (+38.1%) and 146 thousand tons of conventional goods (+429,1%). In the solid bulk sector, traffic is state of 41 thousand tons (+145.2%), including 26 thousand tons of minerals, cements and building materials (+91.8%) and 15 thousand tons of metallurgical products (+369.6%).

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