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April 27, 2022

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With a +19.6% of traffic in the first quarter of this year the port of Trieste is approaching pre-pandemic levels

The decline (in tons) of traffic continues containerized

In the first quarter of this year the port of Trieste has handled 14.1 million tonnes of goods, volume that represents a growth of +19.6% on the same period of 2021 as well as a decrease of -1.1% on the first quarter of 2020 when still the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on activities economic and social was still in its infancy and a decline of -6.4% on the corresponding pre-pandemic period of 2019.

To have recorded a continuous trend of increase in all this time frame has been the sector of miscellaneous goods, with the exception of containers, thanks to the increases in the increasing volumes of rolling stock and conventional goods. In particular, in the first quarter by 2022, ro-ro cargoes amounted to 2.2 million tonnes, with an increase of +11.7% on the first quarter of last year as well as with increases of +27.7% and +29.8% respectively on the first quarters of 2020 and 2019. In the first three months of this year the conventional goods were 365 thousand tons, with increases of +115.5%, 63.7% and +5.7% on the same periods of 2021, 2020 and 2019. Negative, however, the trend of various goods with less of 2.0 million tonnes handled in the first quarter of 2022 and declines of -10.2%, -4.0% and -6.8% respectively on corresponding periods of previous years. A tendency to reduction of container traffic which is not such if this flow of loads is counted in terms of containers from 20 feet moved: in the first quarter of this year, in fact, the total was 201 thousand teu, with increases - thanks to the higher number of empty containers handled - by +2.9%, +12.0% and +6.5% on the first quarters of 2021, 2020 and 2019. The 201 thousand teu of the first quarter of 2022 represent the best result for this time of year and the fourth in absolute terms being lower only than the more than 204 thousand teu enlivened in the last quarter of 2020 and volumes handled in the second (202 thousand teu) and fourth quarter (202 thousand teu) of 2019.

In the first three months of 2022, liquid bulk traffic stands at 9.4 million tonnes, an increase of +27.7% on the first quarter of last year and decreases of -7.8% and -9.0% on the same periods of previous years. Especially crude oil traffic was 9.2 million tons (+27.8%, -7.5% and -8.2%), that of petroleum products refined of 175 thousand tons (+23.3%, -22.8% and -39.3%) and the traffic of liquid chemicals of 22 thousand tons (+21.9%, +31.6% and 72.4%).

The total volume of dry bulk was 210 thousand tons (+62.3%, +89.0% and -66.7%), volume constituted mainly from metallurgical products (151 thousand tons, +47.5%, +193.4% and -7.4%) and cereals (28 thousand tons, +43.2%, -19.1% and -40,5%).

In the first three months of this year the passenger traffic of line in the Julian port of call was less than 3 thousand people, with a recovery of +64.3% on the same period of 2021, while the cruise passengers were 2 thousand, traffic that last year was absent due to the effects of the pandemic.

In the first quarter of 2022 the port of Monfalcone, also managed by the Port System Authority of the Adriatic Sea Orientale, has enlivened 820 thousand tons of goods (+9.1%), of which 649 thousand tons of solid bulk (+24.8%), 136 thousand tons of conventional goods (-31.4%) and 36 thousand tons of rolling stock (+4.2%).






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