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03 August 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 20:35 GMT+2

July 9, 2020

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In the first half of 2020, freight traffic in the Port of Marseille Fos fell by -15%

Containers decreased by -17%

In the first six months of this year, the port of Marseille Fos 33.6 million tonnes, a decrease of -15% on the first half of 2019 which is the result of both -13% decrease in traffic recorded in the first quarter of the year 2020 compared to the corresponding period last year down -17% in the second quarter. The latter period is 16.1 million tonnes 20.2 million tonnes in the first three months of 2019.

In the second quarter of this year, the reduction in the volume of traffic in particular miscellaneous goods totaling 4.2 million tonnes (-21%), with container traffic amounting to 290,000 teu (-22%). Less accentuated is the contraction of bulks 10.1 million tonnes fell by -8%, while liquid bulk traffic, with 3.0 million tonnes, is stable result.

In the first six months of 2020, miscellaneous goods amounted to 8.7 million tonnes, a drop of -15% over the same period last year, with only one containerized traffic that is 617 thousand teu (-17%). Liquid and dry bulks have 20.0 million tonnes (-13%) respectively 6,0 million tonnes (-1%).

The impact, especially in the second quarter of 2020, is significant. of the Covid-19 pandemic on passenger traffic in the port French. In the first six months of this year, cruise traffic was only 128 thousand passengers compared to almost 800,000 during the same period of 2019, while ferry passengers 162 thousand, down -59% from 397 thousand in the first mid-last year.

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