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02 July 2022 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 07:43 GMT+2



March 15, 2022

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In 2021 the traffic of goods enlivened by ports Italians are back almost to the level of 2019

Giampieri (Assoporti): the unpredictability of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine is creating and is destined to create further changes in the flow of goods but also in traffic passengers

Last year the Italian ports have enlivened a total of 481.5 million tons of goods. The data, returned known by the Association of Italian Ports (Assoporti), represents an increase of +8.4% on 2020 and a decrease of -1.8% on the year pre-pandemic of 2019. In the field of miscellaneous goods only, cargoes containerized were found to be up compared to both years being amounted to 117.0 million tons (+2.4% on 2020 and +5.1% on 2019), a volume that was achieved with a handling of containers equal to 11,296,719 teu (respectively +5.7% and +4.8%), of which 7,195,426 teu in import-export (+8.8% and -0.2%) and 4,101,293 teu in transhipment (+0.7% and +14.8%); on the rise also rolling stock with a total of 123.5 million tons (+15.3% and +9.1%); other miscellaneous goods, with 20.4 million tons in 2021, have resulted in increase of +24.6% on 2020 and down -12.6% on 2019. In the liquid bulk sector are 163.8 million tons were handled, with a progression +4.4% on 2020 and a reduction of -10.4% on 2019. Analogous performance in the dry bulk segment with 56.8 million tons, up +15.2% on 2020 and decreasing by -4.8% on 2019.

Last year, in the passenger sector, traffic total in Italian ports was 43.4 million people, with an increase of +33.6% and a decrease of -35.8% on the 2019, including 13.5 million ferry passengers (respectively +39.8% and -25.0%) and over 2.4 million cruise passengers (+281.0% and -79.6%).

As for the traffic handled by the ports that are part of the jurisdictions of the individual Port System Authorities Italian, last year the ports of Western Liguria have enlivened 63.7 million tons of goods (+10.9% and -5.2%), of which 48.8 million tons in the port of Genoa (+10.6% and -7.4%) and 14.8 million tons in the port of Savona-Vado Ligure (+11.8% and +3.2%). The ports of Eastern Liguria have enlivened 16.5 million tons (+3.1% and -12.5%), of which 13.1 million tons in the port of La Spezia (-2.5% and -17.8%) and 3.5 million tons in the port of Marina di Carrara (+31.6% and +15.4%).

Moving on to the Tuscan ports managed by the AdSP of the Tyrrhenian Sea Northern, the total was 41.3 million tons (+9.7% and -8.2%), of which 34.3 million tons handled by the port of Livorno (+8.1% and -6.5%), 4.2 million tons from the port of Piombino (+13.7% and -22.6%) and 2.7 million tons from the ports of the Island of Elba (+26.2% and -2.5%).

Last year the Lazio ports of the AdSP of the Tyrrhenian Sea Central-Northern have enlivened 13.4 million tons of cargoes (+18.8% and -8.5%), of which 9.6 million tons in the port of Civitavecchia (+20.2% and +0.8%), 1.9 million tons in the port of Fiumicino (+11.8% and -44.2%) and 1.8 million tons in the port of Gaeta (+19.3% and +14.6%).

As for the Campania ports of the AdSP of the Central Tyrrhenian Sea, the global figure has been of 33,4 million tons (+8.4% and +1.0%), of which 17.9 million tons in the port of Naples (+9.3% and -3.6%) and 15.5 million tons in that of Salerno (+7.4% and +6,8%).

In 2021 the ports administered by the System Authority Port of the Southern Tyrrhenian and Ionian Seas have enlivened 39.0 million tons (-3.1% and +31.1%), volume for almost all enlivened in the port of Gioia Tauro which closed the year with 38.6 million tons (-2.8% and +32.4%) to which are added 281 thousand tons handled by the port of Corigliano Calabro (-20.0% and -30.4%) and 184 thousand from the port of Crotone (-26.0% and -21.7%).

The ports managed by the AdSP of the Strait have enlivened a traffic of 29.6 million tons (+11.7% and -2.0%), of which 15.6 million tons in the port of Milazzo (+2.6% and -14.4%), 7.1 million tons in the port of Messina-Tremestieri (+23.5% and +16.5%), 6.0 million tons at Villa San Giovanni (+27.4% and +19.5%) and 759 thousand tons in the port of Reggio Calabria (+6.8% and +3,7%).

In 2021 the port of Taranto, the only port of call managed by the AdSP of the Ionian Sea, has enlivened 17.5 million tons of goods (+11.1% and -3.3%).

Going up the Adriatic, last year the ports of the AdSP del Mare Southern Adriatic handled 16.8 million tons of cargoes (+3.0% and +8.2%), of which 6.7 million tons in the port of Brindisi (-1.5% and +1.1%), 7.3 million tons in the port of Bari (+6.7% and +19.7%), 729 thousand tons in the port of Barletta (+1.4% and -9.4%), 639 thousand tons in that of Manfredonia (+3.3% and +12.3%) and 521 thousand tons in the port of Monopolies (+26.7% and +0.6%).

The ports of the AdSP of the Central Adriatic have enlivened a total of almost 12.0 million tons of goods (+20.9% and +1.3%), of which 10.8 million tons in the port of Ancona-Falconara (+22.2% and +0.5%) and 1.1 million tons in the port of Ortona (+9.7% and +10.0%).

The port of Ravenna administered by the port authority of the Central-Northern Adriatic has enlivened 27.1 million tons (+20.9% and +3.2%).

Moving on to the Venetian ports of the Adriatic AdSP Northern, the traffic in the port of Venice was 24.2 million tons (+8.0% and -3.1%) and in the port of Chioggia of 1.1 million tons (+16.7% and -18.8%) for a total of 25.3 million tons (+8.3% and -3.9%).

The ports of the AdSP of the Eastern Adriatic Sea have enlivened 58.6 million tons (+2.7% and -11.3%), of which 55.4 million tons in the port of Trieste (+2.2% and -10.7%) and 3.3 million tons in the port of Monfalcone (+11.4% and -19.9%).

As for the major islands, in 2021 the ports of the AdSP del Mare of Western Sicily have enlivened 10.2 million tons (+19.0% and +22.0%), with the port of Palermo handling 7.6% million tons (+4.7% and +31.9%), the port of Termini Imerese more than 1.3 million tons (+113.0% and +95.2%), the port of Trapani 612 thousand tons (+134.8% and +8.8%) and that of Porto Empedocles 554 thousand tons (+58.8% and -56.7%).

The ports of the AdSP of the Sea of Eastern Sicily have enlivened 33.2 million tons of cargo (+2.6% and +0.4%), of which 25.1 million tons in the port of Augsburg (+4.5% and +2.1%) and almost 8.1 million tons in that of Catania (-3.1% and -4.6%).

Last year traffic in ports under jurisdictions of the AdSP of the Sea of Sardinia amounted to 44.0 million tons (+14.8% and -4.8%), of which 31.2 million tons handled by the port of Cagliari-Sarroch (+14.0% and -10.0%), 6.8 million tons from the port of Olbia (+23.7% and +22.3%), 2.8 million tons from the port of Porto Torres (-2.1% and -23.9%), 1.7 million tons from the port of Oristano (+25.2% and +16.0%), 1.3 million tons from the port of Portoscuso-Portovesme (+16.8% and +96.7%), 109 thousand tons from the port of Golfo Aranci (-6.2% and -32.6%) and 77 thousand tons from the port of Santa Teresa di Gallura (+355.9% and +320.7%).

Commenting on the data of the volumes of goods handled last year year from Italian ports, looking to the future the president of Assoporti, Rodolfo Giampieri, noted that unpredictability of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine is creating and is destined to create further changes in the flows of goods but also in the passenger traffic. With reference to the goods - he announced - yes estimate that those transported by sea to/from Russia (Mar Black) and Ukraine are about 38 million tons. For passengers and cruises - he added - uncertainties, risks and the restrictions in the area will obviously have negative effects on the traffic.






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