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20 October 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 22:39 GMT+2

September 2, 2020

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In July, freight traffic in the ports of Genoa and Savona-Vado decreased by -21.7% and -17.0%

In the first seven months of this year, the declines were -18.8% and -13.0% respectively

The effects of the contraction of the world economy caused crisis triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic continue to have a strong impact on the two Ligurian ports of Genoa and Savona-Vado Ligure. Also last July, as well as in the four months the percentage rate of decline in traffic goods moved by the two stopovers was in double digits and still the most pronounced impact on traffic passengers mainly because of the zeroing of the flow of passengers. cruisers.

In July 2020, the two Ligurian ports moved almost 4.75 million tonnes of goods, down -20.7% on July last year, of which 3.71 million tonnes were handled in the Genoa (-21.7%), which is the sum of 2.66 millions of tonnes handled in Genoa's port basin alone 1.05 million tonnes handled in the port basin Pra', and 1.03 million tonnes handled in the port of Savona-Vado Ligure (-17.0%), of which 459 thousand tonnes handled Savona port basin (-24.3%), 169 thousand tonnes in the Vado Ligure port basin (58.6%) plus 404 thousand tonnes in the bay of the Vadese basin (-28.8%).

In the port of Genoa alone, the number of goods million tonnes (-18.8%), including 1.79 million tonnes containerized goods (-21.7%) made with a handling 188,347 teu (-24.6%) and 883 thousand tons of conventional goods (-12.2%). In the solid bulk sector, traffic in the commercial sector grew by 120.1% 56,000 tonnes, while in the industrial sector it is decreased by -55.2% to 84,000 tonnes. The volume of traffic mineral oils fell by -29.5% to 739 thousand tonnes and a sharp reduction was also recorded in the segment other liquid bulks that totaled 65,000 tons (-29.1%), including 26,000 tonnes of vegetable oils and wine (-14.0%) And 40,000 tonnes of chemicals (-36.4%).

If in July 2020, as in the previous two months, the cruise traffic in the port of the Ligurian capital absent result, ferry passenger traffic marked a decrease of -41.1% as 259 thousand people passed through.

Last July, the traffic of various goods in the port of Savona-Vado Ligure was 493 thousand tons (-3.7%), including 327 thousand tonnes of rolling stock (-20.1%), 120,000 tonnes containerized loads (for a growth of 168.8% as a result of the new Vado containerized platform), 27,000 tons of fruit (-9.5%), 16,000 tonnes of forest products (-19.5%) and almost 2,000 tonnes of steel (-76.9%). In the bulk segment 413,000 tonnes (-22.0%), 357 thousand tonnes of crude oil (-29.7%), 47,000 tonnes of crude oil tonnes of refined petroleum products (105.1%) and 10,000 tons of other liquid loads. Dry bulks are 122,000 tonnes (-38.3%), of which 57,000 tonnes of coals (-24.8%), 26,000 tonnes of cereals and oilseeds (-53.4%), 14,000 tonnes of minerals (up 75.8%) and 24,000 tons other solid bulks (-56.8%).

A cruise traffic that had been cleared for four months, at July 2020 ferry passenger traffic in the port 32,000 units (-50.8%).

In the first seven months of this year, freight traffic in the Genoa's port was 26.02 million tonnes, with a decrease of -18.8% over the corresponding period in 2019, 12.92 million tonnes of container goods (-13.5%) With a container handling of 1,332,902 teu (-15.5%), 4.91 million tonnes of conventional goods (-17.6%), 6.50 million tonnes of liquid bulk (-26.5%) 1.08 million tonnes of solid bulk (-38.0%). Ferry passengers 478 thousand (-53.5%) and cruisers 99,000 (-86.1%).

In the January-July period of this year, freight traffic in the port of Savona-Vado Ligure was 7.59 million tonnes (-13.0%), including 3.17 million tonnes of goods (-5.3%), 3.53 million tonnes of liquid bulk (-0.8%) 889 thousand tonnes of solid bulk (-51.1%). Cruisers are 68,000 (-79.5%) and ferry passengers 43,000 (-70.1%).

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