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28 November 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 19:50 GMT+1



April 24, 2020

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In March, freight traffic in the port of Genoa down -13.1% and passenger numbers -81.7%

In the first quarter of this year, 12.53 million tonnes of cargo (-4.6%)

Last month, traffic from the port of Genoa started to show more clearly the impact on your business measures taken worldwide to contain the Pandemic of Covid-19, effect that has turned out for now less traffic in goods, not least because it is ships from nations where ships have arrived at the port of Genoa Mobility and activity limitation measures had not yet been applied or were less restrictive of the current ones, while it has been fully manifested in the segment of passenger traffic that immediately affected government-imposed stoppages. To mitigate the relevance impact of the health crisis on freight traffic it also contributes to the comparison of volumes moved in March 2020 with those totaled in March 2019, the month in which it had been marked a significant contraction of -14.2% in freight traffic.

Last month, total traffic amounted to 3.82 13.1% on March 2019. In the containerized traffic segment, the total was 1.93 million tonnes (-7.2%) and it's been achieved with a container handling of 192,803 teu, with a down by -10.7% slightly higher than the percentage -10.3% announced in recent days by the Port System of the Western Ligurian Sea. In relation to main port terminals by container traffic volume, March 2020 PSA Genoa Pra' terminal handled 109,716 teu (-14.4%), the Genoa Port Terminal 34,728 teu (-9.4%), TERMINAL SECH 21,992 teu (-14.1%) and the Messina terminal 18,633 teu 21.2%).

In the conventional goods sector, with 683 thousand tonnes, the decrease was -11.3%. The decline also fell sharply bulk traffic: mineral oils amounted to 885 thousand (-13,4%) and other liquid loads at 61,000 tonnes (-3.0%), including 37,000 tonnes of chemicals (-37.9%) and 23,000 tonnes of vegetable oils and wine (835.2%); dry bulks in the 24,000 tonnes (-65.6%) and in 148 thousand tonnes (-31.1%). Supplies of fuels and on-board supplies amounted to 84,000 tonnes (14.1%).

In March 2020, ferry passengers passed through the airport Genoa's port were 14,000 and 8,000 cruisers, with declines of -70.0% and -89.0% respectively.

In the first quarter of this year, the port moved 12.53 million tonnes of goods in total, a decline 4.6% over the same period of 2019. Container goods are 6.13 million tonnes (up 2.0%) with a handling of containers that amounted to 632,040 tonnes 0.3%). Conventional goods fell -7.1% to 2.18 millions of tons. In the liquid bulk industry, oils 3.29 million tonnes (-8.4%), chemicals 113 thousand tons (-23.0%) vegetable oils and 49,000 tonnes (-5.5%). Solid bulks in the segment 94,000 tonnes (-47.4%) and in that 161,000 tonnes (-18.5%). Supplies of bunkers and 265,000 tonnes (up 32.3%).

In the first three months of this year, ferry passengers 116 thousand (-12.6%) and cruise passengers 97,000 (-33,1%).




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