Cagliari, Italy (PortSEurope) March 13, 2019 – The container terminal of the industrial port of Cagliari continues to experience a period of crisis — the container traffic is sinking, with about 215,000 TEUs in 2018, an annual decline of 50%.
The bad news continues also this year, as the container traffic at the port declined by 42% on the year in the first two months of 2019.
Traffic in the other terminals managed by the Contship / Eurogatenel Mediterranean Group, in particular, those of Tangiers and La Spezia, is on the increase, while in addition to Cagliari, Gioia Tauro also recorded a sharp decline.
“For over a year the top managers of the Container Terminal are working off-site or directly from Cagliari for the other terminals of the Contship Group, taking outside the professional know-how without any positive repercussions for the Terminal of Cagliari. The same general manager of the terminal is in Cagliari for only three days a month and then he leaves for Tangier and develops the Moroccan terminal, the same is true for the technical director, the administrative manager and various other professionals who have long gone to share their experience far from Sardinia and continue to favour the growth and development of competing ports, but belonging to the same majority shareholder,” William Zonca, secretary of Uil Trasporti Sardegna, said.
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