Rome, Italy (PortSEurope) November 28, 2018 – Fedespedi, the association of freight forwarders, has published a report “Container Terminals in Italy 2017 – an economic and financial analysis”.
In summary, the most significant information is:
- the ten terminals analyzed, in 2017, generated a total turnover of €625 million, with an added value of €366 million and a final result of €81 million euros, equal to 12.9% of turnover (data 2017); the terminals handled a total of 7.8 million TEU, equal to 74% of the Italian total (TEU 10.65 million), on a total area of 5.8 million m² and using 83 quay cranes;
- compared to 2016, the terminals recorded a total decrease, in 2017, of 2.1%, following the sharp decline in the ports of Cagliari, Livorno, Gioia Tauro and Venice, against the good results of Trieste, La Spezia and Genoa;
- comparing the 2016 and 2017 data for the nine terminals analyzed by the Centro Studi of Fedespedi both in the 2017 analysis and in the analysis 2018 (homogeneous data) *, there is an increase in the turnover of the container terminals in Italy of 5.2%.
Regarding the results of the economic and financial analysis, the Chairman of Fedespedi, Roberto Alberti, said, “The analysis produced by our Study Centre confirms that container terminals are an increasingly strategic asset for the logistics of our country. For this reason, it is important to avoid that in the sector continues concentration processes (already in place) that can lead to situations similar to the one we have today in the container shipping sector (recently reported by the OECD). Container terminals represent an important element for the supply chain and for our ability to be competitive – at the Italian or European level – would only lead to imbalances and significant economic damage for our operators, both in the logistics sector and in the industrial sector”.
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