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15 June 2021 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 20:13 GMT+2

July 28, 2020

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In the second quarter, freight traffic at ports Tunisians fell by -4.2%

In the first half of 2020, there was a record growth of 1.9%

In the second quarter of this year, freight traffic Tunisian ports decreased by -4.2% as 6.4 million tonnes compared to 6.7 million tonnes April-June 2019. The only goods in the 4.2 million tonnes (up 0.5%) and those 2.1 million tonnes (-12.3%).

Overall, the traffic of various goods has been 1.8 million tonnes (-12.0%), including 966 thousand tonnes of container goods (-10.0%) and 388 thousand tons of rolling stock (-28,1%). In the liquid bulk sector, 1.8 million tonnes of hydrocarbons (-0.4%) and 238 thousand tonnes of other loads (-6.5%). In the bulk segment cereals totalled 1.5 million tonnes (17.8%) and other types of bulk less than 1.1 million tonnes (-18.2%).

The health emergency for the Covid-19, in addition to the impact negatively affected freight traffic, had an even more negative effect on the traffic of goods traffic of passengers passing through Tunisian ports which in the second quarter of this year was more than 5,000 units (-95%).

In the first half of 2020, freight traffic total of 13.5 million tonnes, an increase in 1.9% in the first half of last year. Miscellaneous goods 3.9 million tonnes (-2.8%), liquid bulks 4.4 million tonnes million tonnes (up 11.5%) and the dry bulks 5.1 million tonnes (-1.6%).

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