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02 April 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 21:25 GMT+2

January 22, 2020

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The port of Ancona closed 2019 with a record containerized traffic

The overall figure for goods handled is stable

The port of Ancona closed 2019 with a traffic of 10.77 million tonnes compared to 10.82 million tonnes in the previous year, with a slight decrease caused by the reduction of -2% in freight transported to the highways of the sea that amounted to 4.69 million tonnes and the contraction of liquid bulks 4.43 million tonnes, down -4% partly due - specified the System Authority Port of the Central Adriatic Sea - to the temporary unavailability of the wharf used by the Api refinery Falconara Maritime for the boarding of petroleum products.

Last year, however, the Doric port established its own new historical record of containerized traffic with 1.25 million tonnes (10%) thank you - explained the port authority - to a strongly positive dynamics for exports that have totaled 712 thousand tons (up 13%) after two consecutive years of decline, but also to the import which was 540 thousand tonnes (up 7%). In terms of 20' containers moved, in Containerized traffic was 176,193 teu in 2019 11%), representing the third best overall result airport. The authority has made it clear that this is a reduction in the number of ships touched container carrier, which in 2019 was 354 (-17% compared to 2018 and -23% compared to 2016), signalling the increased capacity ships that, while larger, can be loaded access to the port of Ancona thanks to the commissioning in 2015 26 with related dredging work.

The AdSP pointed out that another sign of better streamlining the supply chain and traffic management commercial lydo on the part of shipowners is the tendency to decrease in the movement of empty teu which has come down from the 27% of the previous periods to 22% in 2019.

Finally, the numbers of solid in bulk and conventional goods that have grown by 27% to 387 thousand tonnes. Among the leading product categories, there is the landing of aluminum for the needs of companies regional territory.

Last year, passengers passing through the port of Ancona 1.19 million, up 3%. Of the total, 1.09 million were ferry passengers, similar to that in 2018: stable was the number of passengers for Greece (772 thousand) and Croatia (218 thousand); The number of people who have passed through the Director for Albania equal to 98,000 units, or 8%. In 2019, cruise passengers 100 thousand (up 49%).

In 2019, the total number of passengers in the port of Pesaro, also administered by the AdSP: 12,561 people passed through the airport, with one growth of 8%, and stable was the number of cruisers (901 people).

As for the port of Ortona, also in the jurisdiction AdSP, last year handled 1.04 million tonnes goods (up 2%). Oil products are growing strongly refiners disembarked (10%) landed cereals (up 19%). Go on the presence of cruisers, with 971 transits in 2019.

Overall, in 2019 the entire port system Central Adriatic, which includes the ports of Pesaro, Falconara Maritime, Ancona, San Benedetto del Tronto, Pescara and Ortona, has 11.8 million tonnes of goods as well as 1.20 million passengers (up 3.4%).

"The data ," commented the President of the AdSP, Mr Rodolfo Giampieri - are very positive and confirm that the ports of the system are infrastructure stores. The numbers are very interesting and growing, both from a commodity and commodity point of view passengers'.

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