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Freight Transport By Sea In Italy Increases

Freight transport by sea in Italy increases

Freight Transport By Sea In Italy Increases

Naples, Italy (PortSEurope) January 6, 2018 – The maritime and railway transport of goods is increasing, while the road transport is slightly down, reports Istat.

These are the trends highlighted by the Italian Statistical Yearbook 2017 (relating to the year 2015) published by Istat.

In particular, in the year under review, the mode of transport by sea increased in terms of tons of 3.4%. Increase in rail cargo was 1.6% and road transport decreased by 0.6%. As for passengers, air traffic (+4.5%) is showing good health, followed by rail traffic (+1%) and maritime traffic was down (-2.7%).

With regard to the port traffic of goods, the international movement was 285 million tons, an increase of 7.4% over the previous year, while that of cabotage was 173 million tons, with a decrease of 2 .7%.

In comparison with other European countries, Italy ranks third in the maritime transport of goods, preceded by the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.

Istat, the National Institute of Statistics, a public research body, is the leading official statistical producer for Italy.

Source: informazioni marittime

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