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18 August 2022 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 19:42 GMT+2

August 3, 2022

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The increase in the price of energy products weighs on the activity of Swiss ports on the Rhine

In the first half of 2022, imports of liquid fuels decreased by more than -43%

In the first half of this year, Switzerland's river ports on the Rhine they handled 2.3 million tonnes of goods, with a decrease of -17.8% compared to 2.8 million tons in the first mid-2021. Schweizerischen Rheinhäfen (SRH), the institution which manages the river ports of Kleinhüningen, Birsfelden and Auhafen Muttenz, specified that the decline was determined almost exclusively by high oil prices, and of the energy caused by the war in Ukraine, with the consequence that stocks of mineral oils have been significantly reduced and imports have been reduced to minimum levels. In the first six months by 2022 these types of products in Swiss ports have recorded a decrease of more than -43% with only 724 thousand tons of liquid fuels imported through the airports Rhine river compared to 1.29 million in the first half of the last year.

Particularly consistent, however, was the growth of container traffic which was equal to 71,860 teu, with a progression of +17.0% on the first six months of last year and even higher than the 63 thousand teu enlivened in the first half of the pre-pandemic year of 2019 (when the overall traffic was state of 3.2 million tons).

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