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20 May 2022 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 13:33 GMT+2

April 15, 2022

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In the first quarter of this year the traffic of goods in the Port of Augsburg decreased by -15.2%

Both liquid bulk (-13.9%) and dry bulk decreased (-40,7%)

In the first three months of 2022 the port of Augsburg recorded, for the third consecutive quarter, a decline in traffic goods having handled 5.7 million tons of cargoes, volume representing a decrease of -15.2% on the first quarter of 2021 as well as a decrease of -9.6% on the first quarter of 2020 when the effects were still not very relevant of the Covid-19 pandemic on port traffic and with a growth by +20.1% on the first quarter of 2019 when this impact was completely absent.

In the first quarter of this year the only bulk traffic liquid, which makes up almost the entire flow of goods passing through the Sicilian port of call, is piled up to 5.5 million tons, with a reduction of -13.9% on the same period of 2021, with a contraction of -9.5% on the corresponding period of 2020 and with an increase of +22.4% on first quarter of 2019. In this commodity sector traffic of crude oil amounted to 2.0 million tonnes (respectively +41.6%, -6.3% and +10.8%), that of products refined oil to 3.1 million tons (-31.2%, -15.6% and +28.8%), traffic in oil gaseous, liquefied or compressed or natural gas at 202 thousand tons (+10.1%, +284.3% and +233.6%) and the traffic of chemical products to 138 thousand tons (-34.0%, -8.5% and -20.1%).

In the solid bulk sector, they were handled total 200 thousand tons of cargoes (-40.7%, -10.6% and -20.1%), of which 139 thousand tons of minerals and materials from construction (+0.7%, -22.8% and -21.7%), 23 thousand tons of products metallurgical (-27.4%, +80.6% and -36.9%) and 38 thousand tons of other dry bulk (-71.0%, +64.5% and +178.2%). Coal trade is zero compared to 38 thousand tons handled in the first three months of 2021.

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