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18 August 2022 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 18:49 GMT+2

August 3, 2022

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In the second quarter the traffic of goods in the port of Taranto increased by +3.8% thanks to the growth of dry bulk

Container traffic amounted to only 2,899 teu

In the first half of this year the port of Taranto has handled 7.70 million tons of goods, with a decrease in -9.5% compared to the first half of 2021 which was generated by the decrease of -21.1% in cargo volumes enlivened in the first quarter of 2022 compared to the same last year period ( of 4 May 2022) which was partially compensated from the increase of +3.8% recorded in the period April-June last.

Of the total 4.10 million tons handled in the second quarter of 2022, goods on landing amounted to 2,32 million tons (+0.7%) and those at boarding at 1,78 million tons (+8.0%). The global rise of +3.8% of volumes marked in the period compared to the second quarter of 2021 is was determined exclusively by the increase of +13.6% in solid bulk that stood at 2.29 million tons. Liquid bulk, on the other hand, decreased by -6.2% to 1.04 million tons. Goods in containers, with only 26 thousand tons handled, have recorded an increase in +149.6% on the period April-June last year, but they are sharply decreased compared to the limited volume of 231 thousand tons handled in the first three months of 2022. In terms of 20-foot containers moved, in the second trimester of this year the containerized traffic was equal to only 2,899 teu (+69.4%), to testify to the difficulty of the San Cataldo Container Terminal (SCCT), the group company Turkish Yilport managing the container platform at the Pier Multi-sector of the Apulian port, to insert its own terminal in larger containerized traffic flows compared to the limited volumes of cargo that the few ships feeder containers that currently climb in Taranto can assure. In the second quarter of this year, in addition, the port has enlivened 747 thousand tons of other various goods (- 8.6%).

Of the 7.70 million tons of goods handled in the first half of 2022, 4.36 million tons consisted of cargo at landing (-9.6%) and 3.34 million tons from cargoes boarding (-9.4%). The total solid bulk was of 4.20 million tons (-9.1%) and that of liquid bulk of 1.75 million tons (-19.9%). Container traffic is state pairs to 257 thousand tons (+537.5%) with a handling of containers pairs to 21,308 teu (+448.8%). Other miscellaneous goods have totaled 1.49 million tons (-10.4%).

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