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18 August 2022 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 19:32 GMT+2

August 2, 2022

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Port of Ancona, in the june-august quarter is expected a recovery of +38% of passenger traffic

In the ferry segment, growth in the +37% and in that of cruises +56%

The Port System Authority of the Adriatic Sea Centrale expects that in the current quarter June-August the port of Ancona will record a substantial recovery in the traffic of passengers compared to the corresponding period of 2021. In particular, according to the first estimates of the institution based on the data of June and July, the overall growth between the month of June and August 2022 will be +38% compared to last year. Yes predicts that the total number of ferry passengers will return to exceed 500 thousand units, with an increase of +37% on 2021, and 41 thousand will be cruise passengers, with a growth of +56%.

With regard to the main traffic flows, the AdSP has specified that Greece continues to be the main choice of who embarks in the Doric port, with a forecast of more than 350 thousand passengers in the June-August quarter of this year. Also significant is the recovery of traffic on the lines to Zadar and Split, port to which the doubling has been planned, during the month of August, connections from Ancona by one of the reference shipping companies. Also the line for Albania, for the port of Durres, he sees a good recovery.

"On the docks - said the president of the AdSP, Vincenzo Garofalo - we see in these weeks a great movement of passengers, embarkation and disembarkation of vehicles. An encouraging sign for the traffic of the port of Ancona, for the economy and tourism of the city and the territory. The barycentric position of the scalo - underlined Garofalo - allows to be the point of international reference for trips to the Adriatic and to be the first Italian port by number of destination of ferries to Greece, Croatia and Albania. An opportunity we want continue to grasp and that sees us committed, as an Authority of Port System, in the improvement of infrastructures necessary for this traffic".

ADSP Tirreno Centrale
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