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17 May 2022 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 02:17 GMT+2

May 10, 2022

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In the first quarter the traffic of goods in the port of Ancona increased by +21.7%

Recovery of +24% of passengers

The Port Authority of the Central Adriatic Sea has made I note that in the first quarter of this year the traffic of goods in the ports of Ancona and Ortona recorded double growth figure compared to the first quarter of the pre-pandemic year of 2019, with a + 12% for the port of Ancona and a + 26% for the port of Ortona.

In particular, in the first three months of this year in Ancona the total freight traffic amounted to 2.71 million tons, with an increase of +21.7% on the first trimester of 2021 when the goods handled were 2.23 million tons. In Doric airport was positive the trend of each type of goods: 869 thousand tons of petroleum products handled by the Falconara refinery Maritime (+25.6%); solid bulk grew by +134.3% going from 65 thousand to 152 thousand tons, with a linked increase especially the handling of cereal products and metals, the latter intended for the manufacture of the Marche and Central Italy. Container traffic was also positive at 42,107 teu (+19.7%). The goods transported in the Tir totaled 1.38 million tons (+14.3%) confirming the role of the port of Ancona in the motorways of the sea thanks to the strengthening of the lines for the Greek ports of Patras and Igoumenitsa and the good performance of the freight traffic on the line to Albania.

In addition, the port authority has specified that in Ancona the traffic passengers, in the comparison between the first quarter of 2021-2022, has showed an increase of +24% reaching 76,659 people on board and landed, a figure that remains lower than the first quarter of the 2019 when the passengers were 96,800.

As for the port of Ortona, in the first quarter of 2022 the freight traffic was 320 thousand tons, with a growth of +13.3% on the same quarter of last year, with the stable liquid goods (83 thousand tons) while the dry bulk (238 thousand tons, +20.4%) driven by products metallic and cereals.

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