Bari, Italy (PortSEurope) March 2, 2021 – AdSP – Southern Adriatic Sea Port Authority has reported a positive start to the year for traffic at its ports in January this year. Despite the effects of the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis and the decarbonization process started at the Enel plant in Brindisi, only the passenger sector showed a decline. Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mare Adriatico Meridionale
(AdSP – Southern Adriatic Sea Port Authority) has reported that last month total cargo tonnage transited in the ports of Bari, Brindisi, Manfredonia, Barletta and Monopoli increased by +27.8%. Specifically: +11.4% in liquid bulk, +69.6% in solid bulk; +5.9%, goods in packages; +1.5% TEU; +9.9% the number of Ro-Ro units. The decline in passenger-ferry traffic was – 45.2% (lower than in the same month of 2020), and in berths with a -0.3%, (also in this case lower than last January). In the port of Bari, compared to January 2019, there is an increase of +28.1% in the total tons of goods transited through the port. The +191.9% increase in solid bulk is particularly considerable; while there was a slight drop of -6.8% in packaged goods; + 3.1% TEU; the number of Ro-Ro units and ferry passengers decreased by -6.5%. The port of Brindisi, January 2021, recorded a +29.7% increase in total tons of goods that passed through the port (2020 closed with a decrease of -12.3%); of these: +11.2% are liquid bulk, +50.1% are solid bulk; the traffic of goods in packages also increased by +28.1%, the number of Ro-Ro units +33.3%, and the number of berths +5.1%; there is a decrease in passenger-ferry traffic of -38.6% (however, a recovery compared to January 2020). In the port of Manfredonia, in the same period, there was a very slight decrease in the percentage of total tons of goods transited: -2.8% (however better than in 2020 which closed with a -17.2%), while it increased exponentially by +416.8% the traffic of liquid bulk; also significant is the increase in solid bulk + 59.7%; 0.0% goods in packages (in January 2020 it was -98.2%); 0.0% in TEU; finally, there is a considerable increase in the number of approaches which mark a + 75.0%. In the port of Barletta, there is a slight overall decrease in the total tons of goods transited: -5.3% (-19.1% January 2020). Specifically: liquid bulk decreases by -15.5%; and solid bulk cargoes increased by + 4.9%. Finally, in the port of Monopoli, in the same reference period, there was an increase of +2% in the total tons of goods transited, of which +14% in liquid bulk; solid bulk declining -11.2%; on the other hand, the traffic of goods in packages has increased considerably + 100% and of approach was +50%. “These are absolutely encouraging data which attest that the great work of infrastructure and promotion of our airports is bearing the hoped-for results ” saod president of AdSP, Ugo Patroni Griffi. ” We have faced and are facing the Covid storm in the best possible way without excessive losses, on the contrary, registering significant increases that illustrate the enormous potential of our airports. In particular, in the port of Brindisi the year started under the best auspices. The statistics make us understand that when we complete the planned infrastructural works and we begin to perceive the effects of the Customs Free Zone of Capobianco and the SEZ, we will have the opportunity to sketch the statistics exponentially, to the total benefit of the port and the fabric. economic-productive of the whole territory”. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2021.