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28 June 2022 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 08:55 GMT+2

June 14, 2022

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In April the traffic of goods in the port of Ravenna has affected by the impact of the war in Ukraine

Total down by -17.2%

Last April the port of Ravenna handled 1.97 million of tons of goods, with a decrease of -17.2% on the same month of 2021 that interrupts a growth trend in progress in the 13 previous months. The downturn - specified the Authority of Port System of the North Central Adriatic Sea - is was caused by the escalation of the war between Russia and Ukraine, with a first quarter of 2022 in which some of the most important product categories have recorded a balance fairly marked negative compared to the corresponding periods both of 2021 and 2019 and with products from the areas affected by war operations, i.e. materials from construction (with 1.51 million tons handled in the first four months of 2022, with a -11.7% on the same period of 2021) and fertilizers (with 443 thousand tons, -35.3%), to mark the largest contraction.

In April 2022 the commodity item to accuse the greatest decline was that of solid bulk with 674 thousand tons enlivened (-39.1%). Non-liquid bulk is also decreasing oil with 143 thousand tons (-19.6%) and conventional goods with 553 thousand tons (-8.0%). In the field of miscellaneous goods are instead increased the containerized loads that have totaled 243 thousand tons (+23.3%) with a handling of containers pari a 22mila teu (+30.9%) and the rolling stock with 141 thousand tons (+20,0%). Oil bulk is also growing with 230 thousand tons (+19.6%).

In the first quarter of 2022 the port has enlivened a total of 8.69 million tons of goods, with an increase +6.1% on the same period last year. In the segment of conventional cargoes amounted to 2.30 million of tons (+15.3%), those in containers at 854 thousand tons (+9.6%) with a handling of 78 thousand teu (+11.5%) and rolling stock to 597 thousand tons (+25.7%). In the solid bulk sector, the traffic has been of 3,45 million tons (- 2.7%) and in that of liquid bulk were handled 761 thousand tons of petroleum products (-4.9%) and 727 thousand tons of other loads (+22.5%).

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