Genoa, Italy (PortSEurope) July 19, 2019 – In the month of June, Genoa port recorded 241,466 TEU handled, the highest number ever recorded in a single month.
This result confirms the recovery trend recorded in the second quarter of 2019 (+ 2.7% over the same period of 2018), after a weak start to the year.
In the first six months of 2019, container movements were 1,327,800 TEU, a decrease of 1.2% on 2018 and 45,000 TEU more than in 2017 (+3.4%).
At the level of individual terminals, the month of June was particularly good for the PSA Genoa Prà terminal, which handled 152,566 TEU, up 20,000 TEU on June 2018 (+15.7%), and increasing 8.2% compared to 2017.
The SECH terminal was also positive, handling 28,880 TEU (+36.6%), and Genoa Port Terminal, which totalled 34,566 TEUs (+2.8%). The transshipment quota remains in line with that of 2018, with 12.7% on total traffic.
Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mar Ligure Occidentale (AdSP – Western Ligurian Sea Port Authority) Chairman Paolo Emilio Signorini said that the result achieved assumed an even greater importance if it is framed in the context of uncertainty of the international economy and to tensions between China and the United States, which sees a general slowdown in trade on the routes for the Far East.
“Our port has been able to react effectively to post-bridge difficulties, convincing large operators to increase its presence in Genoa: among the last Hapag-Lloyd AG with the directional centre for Southern Europe and One with its services to Asia, the Americas and the Mediterranean. Thanks to the investments underway by global players such as PSA, MSC, Maersk and Cosco, we are confident that the ports of our port system are returning to the path of constant growth interrupted by the collapse of the bridge”.
The Genoa Morandi bridge collapsed last year with the death of 43 people, and affecting traffic using the port.
Source: Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mar Ligure Occidentale
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