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Tunisian Ports See 7% Increase In 2018 Cargo Traffic

Tunisian ports see 7% increase in 2018 cargo traffic

Tunisian Ports See 7% Increase In 2018 Cargo TrafficSource: Office de la Marine Marchande et des Ports

Tunis, Tunisia (PortSEurope) February 18, 2019 – The total volume of commercial activity in Tunisian commercial seaports was 30.7 million tons in 2018, a rise of 7% compared to 2017.

Imports were up 2% and exports 22%.

In 2018, recovery was confirmed in the commercial ports activities in comparison with 2010, despite the estimated annual loss of 2.5 million tons in the volume activity, due to the loss recorded in the performance of the Tunisian Chemical Group products (GCT).

In 2017, the total volume of traffic across commercial seaports in Tunisia amounted to 28.6 million tons against 29.2 million tons in 2016, a decrease of 2%.

Traffic of goods to import during the same period recorded a slight decrease of around 2% to reach 18.3 million tons against 18.7% of tons in 2016.

On the other hand, the traffic of goods to export in 2017 recorded a slight increase of 1%, reaching 9.9 million tons against 9.8 million tons in 2016.

Tunisia’s maritime commercial ports are:

  • Bizerte-Menzel Bourguiba: dominated by oil traffic.
  • Radès: specialized in the traffic of containers and trailers.
  • La Goulette: Specialized in the passenger traffic and cruise.
  • Sousse: Specialized in the treatment of the diverse goods.
  • Sfax-Sidi Youssef: Multipurpose port (General goods, grain)
  • Gabès: industrial port specialized in chemicals traffic.
  • Zarzis: Dedicated for the handling of oil traffic and marine salt.
  • Skhira: Specialized in the traffic of hydrocarbons and chemical products.

Source: Office de la Marine Marchande et des Ports

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