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17 May 2022 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 13:24 GMT+2

April 29, 2022

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Last year the port terminals of the Eurokai group handled 12.3 million containers (+ 13.1%)

In Germany traffic was 7.9 million teu (+ 8.2%), in Italy of 1.8 million teu (+ 13.4%) and in the other foreign terminals of 2.6 million teu (+ 31.2%)

After four years of decline, in 2021 the container traffic handled by the port terminals that are part of the German group Eurokai marked an increase of 13.1% percent, having amounted to 12.3 million teu compared to 10.9 million teu in the previous year. The group's only terminals in German ports handled 65% percent of the total traffic volume of 7.9 million teu (+ 8.2%), including 5.0 million teu in the port of Bremerhaven (+ 5.7%), 2.2 million teu in the port, the company said. of Hamburg (+ 2.0%) and 713mila teu in the port of Wilhelmshaven (+ 68.5%). The only terminals in Italian ports, which are managed by the Contship Italia, a joint venture between Eurokai (66.6%) and the Eurogate countrywide (33.4%), have handled 14% of the global volume by being transited almost 1.8 million teu (+ 13.4%), of which 1.3 were millions of teu in the port of Spezia (+ 16.9%), 316mila teu in that of Salerno (+ 2.1%) and 183mila teu in the port of Ravenna (+ 11.9%). The other terminals in the group, through which 21% percent of total traffic passes, have handled 2.6 million teu (+ 31.2%), of which nearly 2.1 million teu in the Moroccan port of Tanger Med, 404mila teu in the Cypriot port of Limassol (+ 3.4%), 89mila teu in the Portuguese port of Lisbon (+ 12.4%), volume made until November 2, 2021 in which Eurogate (which in turn is participated in 50% by Eurokai) ceded its own 16.34% stake in the Portuguese terminal Liscont to the shareholder of majority Yilport Iberia of the Turkish Yildirim group, and 29mila teu in the Russian port of Ust-Luga, with a -41.1% percent decrease in the 2020 percent that-explained Eurokai-was determined by the ongoing crisis in Russia and the excess capacity in the St. Petersburg area.

Eurokai archived the 2021 annual financial year with revenues of 233.4 million euros (+ 18.4%). Operating costs amounted to 186.6 million euros (+ 11.1%). EBIT stood at 60.8 million euros (+ 40.3%) and net profit to 95.0 million euros compared to a net loss of -30.6 million euros in 2020. Italy's Contship alone posted a profit after taxes of 45.2 million euros, up 63.8% percent from 27.6 million in 2020 that was produced, Eurokai's chairman Thomas Eckelmann said in a statement. improving the performance of the branch La Spezia Container Terminal (LSCT) which reported a net profit of 123.7 million euros, mainly fruit of the effect of extraordinary items, compared to a net loss of -121.1 million in 2020.

As for the activity carried out in 2021 by the logistics branches of Contship Italia, Eurokai said last year the trucking and rail transport activities of the Hannibal had handled a traffic of 0.25 million teu compared to 0.24 million in 2020, while in 2021 the trains operated by Oceanogate experienced a decline of -10.6% and decreasing (-1.6%) the traffic volumes in the inland terminals operated by Rail Hub Milano which totaled 0.24 were found. million teu compared to nearly 0.25 million in 2020.

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