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Collapse of container traffic handled by the company Russian Global Ports

In the second quarter of this year it was recorded an overall decrease of -37.1%

The conflict initiated by Russia in Ukraine last 24 February, and the resulting sanctions introduced to induce Moscow to cease hostilities, they are causing a devastating impact on global ports' operations Investments (GPI), which is the main port terminalista Russian in the field of containers and other miscellaneous goods. If in the first quarter of this year containerized traffic enlivened in Russia by the company had begun to record a slight decline, while that of other goods had already showed a clear contraction, in the second quarter of 2022, period fully affected by the consequences of the conflict War, the container traffic in the Russian terminals of the GPI is decreased by -40.8% on the corresponding period last year having resulted equal to 248 thousand teu, on a total of containerized traffic handled in the period by the Russian ports that GPI has quantified in 899 thousand teu, with a decrease of -34.9% on the period April-June 2021. Instead, the traffic of container handled in the Finnish terminals of GPI marked a increase of +39.7% having been equal to more than 27 thousand teu.

In addition, in the second quarter of this year the traffic of rolling stock and car handling in GPI terminals have zeroed, compared to volumes equal to about 7 thousand and 26 thousand vehicles in the same period of 2021, while the traffic of bulk showed a strong contraction of -45.5% going down to 744 thousand tons.

Container traffic in the entire first half of 2022 moved from the company's Russian terminals was equal to 611 thousand teu, with a decrease of -22.6% on the first half last year, out of a total of 2.2 million teu enlivened globally from Russian ports (-17.3%). In the Finnish terminals of GPI the traffic has been of 54 thousand teu (+36.6%). They are also over 4 thousand rolling stock units were handled (-65.7%), more of 18 thousand cars (-66.3%) and 1.2 million tons of bulk (-53,5%).

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