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23 October 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 04:07 GMT+2

June 29, 2020

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In May, freight traffic in the ports of Genoa and Savona Vado fell by -30.6% and -22,9%

Passenger traffic still almost zeroed out

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on activity ports of Genoa and Savona Vado led to sharp declines -30.6% and -22.9% of traffic volumes respectively. goods handled last month by the two Ligurian airports compared to those totaled in May 2019 despite the gradual recovery commercial and production activities followed by the blockade implemented to contain the infections.

As in the previous two months, the reduction in traffic handled by the Genoa port was determined volume contractions in all major segments merchandise. In the container sector alone, the total is 1.6 million tonnes with a handling of containers amounted to 164 thousand teu, with push-ups -28.3% and -29.3% respectively in May 2019. Goods decreased by -29.9% to 630,000 tonnes. More the reduction in mineral oils that amounted to 644 thousand tonnes (-37.3%), while the other liquid bulks 56,000 tonnes (-20.2%) including 31,000 tonnes of chemicals (-46.9%) and 26,000 tons of vegetable oils and wine 102.8%). Solid bulk traffic in the commercial segment is 65,000 tonnes (-18.9%) industrial 112 thousand tonnes (-48.9%). Last month, total traffic goods moved by the port of Genoa was 3.2 million tonnes. In the passenger sector, cruise traffic zeroed out compared to 149 thousand cruisers May 2019, while ferry passenger traffic is down -90.2% to just 9,000 people.

Last month the traffic of goods in the port of Savona Vado 999 thousand tonnes compared to 1.3 million tonnes tonnes in May 2019. Overall, the various goods decreased by -13.4% to 433 thousand tonnes, of which 130 thousand tonnes tonnes of goods in containers, an increase of 125.7% the result of entering business at the end of last year of the new container platform of Vado Ligure, 235 thousand tons (-37.0%), 33,000 tonnes of fruit (-21.0%), 30,000 tonnes of forest products (up 39.3%) and 5,000 tons of steel (-6.1%). Less significant is the decline in liquid bulks 457 thousand tonnes (-1.3%), of which 396 thousand tonnes crude oil (-7.6%), 54,000 tonnes of petroleum products refined (59.9%) and 6,000 tons of other cargo. Bulks 109 thousand tonnes (-67.2%), including 50,000 tonnes tonnes of coal (-37.4%), 31,000 tonnes of cereals and seeds (-49.3%), 2,000 tonnes of minerals (-79.0%) and 26,000 tonnes of other solid bulks (-85.8%). In May 2020, passenger traffic in the Savoy port has reset compared to 68,000 cruisers and 15,000 ferry passengers in the May 2019.

In the first five months of 2020, the port of Genoa 18.7 million tonnes of goods globally, a decrease in 16.4% on the corresponding period last year, and 228 thousand passengers (-69.9%). In Savona I go the traffic of goods is 5.5 million tonnes (-12.9%) and that of the passengers 83,000 people (-69.8%).

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