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March 18, 2022

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In the first quarter of this year, Italy's connection to the world's containerized maritime transport network increased

Among the main national ports, Gioia Tauro recorded a 0.9% percent growth, Genoa a -10.1% percent decline, La Spezia a decrease of -1.9% percent and Trieste a 2.9% percent rise

After the increase of 0.5% percent in the last quarter of last year, the level of integration of Italy into the global network of containerized maritime services in the first quarter of 2022 recorded a growth of 2.1% percent. The Liner Shipping Connectivity Index (LSCI), the index created by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) to assess the level of integration of a nation in the network of these line services it has by maximum value an index of 100 in the first quarter of 2006, in fact shows for Italy an index of 76.19 comparatively to the first quarter of this year compared to an index of 74.62 relative to the corresponding period of 2021.

As for the first quarter of 2022 of the other major maritime nations in southern Europe, that of France was found to be 74.61 (-4.6%), Spain at 89.70 (-0.3%), Slovenia at 34.94 (+ 1.6%), Croatia at 33.59 (+ 0.1%) and of Greece at 58.91 (-1.9%). As for the Northern Range Maritime Index, Belgium was 86.98 (-1.2%), the Netherlands at 90.58 (-1.2%), and Germany at 84.5 (+ 1.4%).

Today UNCTAD also unveiled the latest detection of the Port Liner Shipping Connectivity Index (PLSCI), which defines the position of each world port as part of the containerized maritime services network that also has the reference of a maximum value of 100 relative to the first quarter of 2006. The Italian port with the highest PLSCI index again resulted in the port of Gioia Tauro with 57.07 (+ 0.9%) followed by the ports of Genoa with 47.09 (-10.1%), La Spezia with 37.08 (-1.9%), Trieste with 34.27 (+ 2.9%), Livorno with 26.13 (-3.3%), Civitavecchia with 25.06 (+ 22.8%), Napoli with 24.42 (-0.1%), I go Ligure with 24.02 (+ 93.3%), Salerno with 15.71 (+ 13.9%), Venice with 11.40 (+ 0.4%), Ravenna with 9.31 (+ 3.5%), Ancona with 9.03 (+ 1.5%), Carrara with 4.26 (-4.1%), Palermo with 3.94 (+ 46.0%) and Catania with 3.52 (-28.0%).

Also today UNCTAD presented the latest detection, reported in the first quarter of last year, of the Liner Shipping Bilateral Connectivity Index (LSBCI), an index that presents the level of bilateral connectivity of a pair of nations in the of the worldwide network of containerized maritime services. Relatively to Italy, even in the first quarter of last year the largest level of connectivity was with Spain with an index of 0.53 (+ 5.9% in the first quarter of 2020), followed by China with 0.47 (+ 2.9%), Egypt with 0.47 (+ 6.4%), Singapore with 0.46 (+ 3.6%), France with 0.46 (-2.1%), Korea with 0.45 (+ 5.5%), Saudi Arabia with 0.45 (+ 5.5%), Malta with 0.44 (+ 17.2%), United Arab Emirates with 0.44 (+ 6.4%), Malaysia with 0.40 (+ 6.6%), Greece with 0.40 (+ 0.7%), USA with 0.40 (0%), Turkey with 0.40 (+ 2.3%), Morocco with 0.39 (-1.0%), Lebanon with 0.39 (-0.6%), Belgium with 0.39 (-0.8%), United Kingdom with 0.38 (-1.5%), Netherlands with 0.38 (+ 0.4%) and Germany with 0.38 (-0.4%).







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