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21 October 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 06:44 GMT+2

September 23, 2020

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Mitigating the downward trend in freight traffic in ports of Genoa and Savona-Vado

In August, in the port of the Ligurian capital, down -10.3%, while the Savoy airport fell by -10.3%. returned to growth with a 2.2%

Last month, the trend of declining traffic in the system port of western Liguria showed a softening recorded a decrease of -7.9% compared to August 2019 following the monthly declines of between -16.2% and -31.6% in the previous five months at the height of the impact on trade effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. If in August 2020 Genoa's port saw traffic fall by -10.3%, traffic in the port of Savona-Vado Ligure is back in 2.2% on August last year.

Last month, Genoa's port alone handled 3.87 million tonnes of cargo compared to 4.31 million in August After five months of decline, containerized traffic is 1.83 million tonnes (up 2.0%) Made with a container handling of 201 thousand teu (-0.5%). Conventional goods are stable with 809 thousand tonnes (-0.7%). On the other hand, the bulks are markedly contraction: dry loads are 27,000 tonnes in the commercial segment (-47.9%) And 95,000 tonnes in the industrial segment (-18.9%); 974 thousand tonnes (-29.6%) and the others 48,000 tonnes (-21.9%) 38,000 tons of which chemicals (up 29.0%) and 9,000 tons of vegetable oils and wine (-70.5%). Supplies of fuels and on-board supplies 82,000 tonnes (-4.9%). In the field of passengers were 4,000 cruisers (-97.0%) and passengers 399 thousand (-33.8%).

In August 2020, the port of Savona-Vado Ligure 1.03 million tonnes of goods, compared with 1.01 million tonnes million in the same month last year. Miscellaneous goods are 381 thousand tonnes of rolling stock , up 3.2%, of which 229,000 tonnes of (-16.5%), 91,000 tonnes of goods in containers (up 190.6%) with a container handling of almost 8,000 teu (up 160.8%), 33,000 tonnes of forest products (up 87.4%), 25,000 tonnes (-4.8%) 3,000 tonnes of steel (-85.9%). Globally solid bulks also grew with 112,000 tonnes (up 39.0%), 72,000 tonnes of coal (up 7.7%). Slightly down, liquid bulks with 538 thousand tonnes (-3.7%), of which 497 thousand tons of crude oil (-6.0%) and 41,000 tons of refined petroleum products (up 73.7%). In the passengers, to the zeroing of cruisers compared to 60 thousand In August 2019, there was a fall of -29.6% in ferry passengers dropped to 73,000.

In the first eight months of 2020, the port of Genoa 28.33 million tonnes of goods, down -17.2% on the corresponding period last year, while in Savona-Vado Ligurian the total was 8.62 million tonnes (-11,4%).

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