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12 August 2022 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 07:43 GMT+2

July 11, 2022

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Stable traffic of goods enlivened by the port of Marseille Fos in the first semester

Recovery of +283% of passengers of regular lines. The cruise passengers are half as high as the pre-pandemic level

In the first six months of this year the port of Marseille Fos has handled 38 million tonnes of goods, volume similar to that of the first half of 2021 and which benefited from a increase in the traffic of miscellaneous goods which compensated for a bending of solid bulk, while liquid bulk, which constitute the largest share of the loads moved by the airport French, they remained stable.

In particular, in the first half of 2022 miscellaneous goods, with more than 11 million tons, they scored a growth of +5%, with only one container traffic that, with almost 800 thousand teu enlivened (+5%), marked the new historical record semiannual. In the liquid bulk sector the total figure is status of more than 21 million tons, or the same amount of the first half of 2021, and recorded a decisive decrease (-18%) in the volumes of refined petroleum products offset by the increase (+24%) in liquefied natural gas. The solid bulk decreased by -8% to less than six million tons.

In the passenger segment, in the first six months of this year the 890 thousand people enlivened represent a recovery of +283% on the corresponding period of 2021 determined, as well as from the end restrictions on travel to Corsica, including from reopening, after two years, of the Algerian borders. In particular, the passengers of regular lines, with 480 thousand units, have marked an increase of +109% compared to the first half of the 2021, but also a growth of +21% compared to the first half of the 2019. Traffic alone with Corsica, equal to 272 thousand passengers, has recorded growth of +35% and +11% respectively, while the lines regular international trains to and from the Maghreb, with 208 thousand passengers, have totaled increases of +635% on the first half of the 2021 and +38% on the first half of 2019. Even though concerns cruises, in the first six months of this year passengers were 410 thousand, half compared to the same period of 2019.

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