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29 July 2021 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 04:38 GMT+2

May 11, 2020

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In the first three months of 2020, freight traffic in the port Trieste decreased by -5%

Growth of 4% of rolling stock. Decline in miscellaneous goods (-4%), solid bulks (-82%) and liquid bulks (-1%)

In the first quarter of that aid, the port of Trieste 14.3 million tonnes of goods, a decrease of -5% 15.1 million tonnes in the first three months of 2019. "In the overall picture of the ongoing emergency, which has not spared no port in the contraction of volumes -- he commented the President of the Port System Authority East Adriatic Sea, Zeno D'Agostino - you can talk all in all about a physiological decline that we were prepared for and we had predicted. The data must be read as part of the pandemic, and although there is a loss in all product categories, we see growth in the ro-ro sector and the activation of new intermodal services, a figure of a resilient port that has never stopped working and is holding up the backlash."

The AdSP specified that in the ro-ro sector, with 60,150 units transit in the first three months of 2020, was in fact recorded a significant recovery of 4%, taking into account the period historical and closing with a minus sign that had affected the category at the end of 2019. In the miscellaneous goods sector, on the other hand, marked a decrease of -4% with 4.01 million eventful tons, with a traffic of 180 thousand teu in the container segment (-5%). The sharpening is more pronounced dry bulks of 111,000 tonnes (-82%) And caused - recalled the port authority
- by the general decline in the metallurgical products sector, minerals and coal caused by the closure of the Ferriera, while liquid bulks decreased by -1% and fell to 10.18 millions of tons.

With regard to rail movement, traffic at the Julian airport reached 2,200 trains (-17%). If the negative result is mainly attributable to the decline in of the movement of trains at the Triestina steelworks -- he AdSP - good performance and vitality should be noted in many terminals: Pier V (up 1%), Pier VI (up 6%) And Coastal deposits (up 66%).

Highlighting that the growth of intermodity, with a new service activated in recent weeks to Austria and the Transalpina reopens for cargo trains, highlight role the railway has for the port of Trieste, especially During the Covid emergency, D'Agostino pointed out that "in the The use of rail transport is set to be used in the coming months increase, but - he pointed out - it will be below the values year's record.'

"The performance of the first quarter - concluded the President of the Port System Authority - is a first clue as to how the coronavirus will affect our economy and trades in the months to come. Driven by our values, competitive advantages and the strength of the logistics system of the region, I'm confident that we'll get out of this situation, but we have a difficult time ahead of us."

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