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17 May 2022 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 13:06 GMT+2



May 3, 2022

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In the first three months of this year the traffic of goods in the port of La Spezia decreased by -4.5%

In Carrara increase of +76.4%

In the first quarter of this year the port of La Spezia has handled 3.03 million tons of goods, volume that represents a decrease of -4.5% on the corresponding period of 2021 and more marked decreases of -12.6% on the first quarter of 2020 when the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on economic and social activities had just begun to manifest itself and -24.3% on the first quarter of 2019 when the health crisis was still far away.

In the first three months of 2022 in the primary goods sector various were handled 2.89 million tons, volume consisting almost entirely of containerized cargo, with a decrease of -1.0% on the same period last year and declines of -4.5% and -11.3% respectively on the first three months of 2020 and 2019. In terms of 20-foot containers moved, in the first quarter of this year the traffic was equal to 330 thousand teu (respectively +0.7%, +6.8% and -6.4%), of which 321 thousand teu in import-export (+2.4%, +16.3% and +0.5%) and 9 thousand teu of transhipments (-36.1%, -72.3% and -72.7%).

The contraction in bulk traffic is more accentuated liquid which amounted to 122 thousand tons (-50.5%, -70.9% and -75.3%), while dry bulk rose with 13 thousand tons handled (+1,263.7%, -19.5% and -94.8%). With regard to liquid cargo flows, the Authority of Port System of the Eastern Ligurian Sea has specified that, with particular reference to liquefied natural gas traffic, yes predicts that starting from the month of April there will be some resumption.

As for the passenger sector, in the first three months of this year 15 cruise ships are approved in La Spezia for a transit of 21 thousand passengers, traffic that last year was stopped due to of the pandemic.

In the first quarter of 2022 the port of Marina di Carrara, also managed by the AdSP of the Eastern Ligurian Sea, has enlivened globally 1.28 million tons of goods, with a marked increase of +76.4% on the same period last year as well as significant increases also compared to the first quarter of 2020 (+82.7%) and the first quarter of 2019 (+65.2%). In the goods sector alone various traffic stood at 891 thousand tons (+34.0%, +40.3% and +82.7%), with containerized traffic that is state equal to 23 thousand teu (+5.4%, +15.3% and +39.5%) and a traffic of rolling stock of 11 thousand ro-ro units (+74.5%, +91.5% and +161.6%). In the solid bulk segment, 390 thousand were handled tons of cargo (+538.9%, +492.1% and +35.5%). In Carrara the cruise traffic is still at a standstill and the AdSP predicts that the restart will take place starting from the second quarter of this year.








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