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Genoa Ports Report December 2020 Cargo Traffic Down -5.4%

Genoa ports report December 2020 cargo traffic down -5.4%

Source: PortSEurope
Genoa, Italy (PortSEurope) February 4, 2021 – The Ports of Genoa Authority has reported that total traffic at its ports in December reduced for the tenth consecutive month. Total cargo was 5.13 million tons, a reduction of -5.4% on December 2019. The decrease was determined by a fall of -8.0% in traffic handled by the port of Genoa which amounted to 4.01 million tons, although
the number was partially offset by the + 5.9% increase in volumes handled by the Savona-Vado port, which reached 1.12 million tons. In December, Genoa port handled 1.94 million tons of containerized goods (-0.8%), 701,000 tons of conventional goods (-4.2%), 67,000 tons of solid bulk (+35.7% ) and 135,000 tons of industrial solid bulk (+60.4%), 1.02 million tons of mineral oils (-27.5%) and 77,000 tons of other liquid bulk (+18.6%). Significant again was the reduction in passenger traffic with a total of 34,000 people in the ferry segment (-53.4%) and less than 2,000 in the cruise segment (-96.6%). Savona-Vado saw dry bulk increase by +109.4% with 180,000 tons handled, of which 73,000 was coal (+56.6%), 49,000 cereals and oil seeds (+749.8 %), 2,000 minerals (+38.0%) and 55,000 tons of other dry cargoes (+73.6%). Containerized goods, thanks to the entry into operation of the new containerized platform in Vado, saw growth of +306.7%, rising to 172,000 tons. Among other miscellaneous goods, rolling stock totaled 303,000 tons (-7.1%), fruit 28,000 tons (+14.0%), steel 17,000 tons (+199.8%) and forest products 14,000 tons (-20.1%). Liquid bulk dropped by -27.2% to 402,000 tons, of which 343,000 was crude oil (-34.8%), 51,000 tons refined petroleum products (+121%). In the fourth quarter of 2020 alone, the two Ligurian ports handled a total of 15.44 million tons of goods, a decrease of -5.2% on the last quarter of the previous year, of which 11.63 million were moved to Genoa (-9.3%) and 3.78 million in Savona-Vado (+ 9.7%). In Genoa, the quarterly decline was generated by the reduction in volumes of various goods, with containerized goods amounting to 5.82 million tons (-2.4%) and conventional ones to 2.39 million tons ( -3.8%), and the decrease in the volumes of liquid bulk, with mineral oils that amounted to 2.46 million tons (-30.0%) and other liquid bulk at 199,000 tons (-1, 0%) including 69,000 of vegetable oils and wine (-15.3%) and 129,000 of chemical products (+8.9%). Passengers totaled 144,000 units (-75.1%), of which 125,000 in the ferry segment (-45.3%) and 20,000 in the cruise segment (-94.4%). In Savona-Vado, the quarterly traffic of various goods was 1.70 million tons (+23.5%), of which 1.01 million rolling stock (-5.9%), 520,000 containers (+244, 3%), 92,000 of fruit (+ 0.5%), 52,000 of forest products (+31.9%) and 30,000 tons of steel (+28.4%). Increased was solid bulk with 494,000 tons (+15%), of which 230,000 of coal (+12.4%), 84,000 of cereals and oil seeds (12.2%), 20,000 of minerals (-8%) and 160,000 of other solid bulk (+48.7%). On the other hand, liquid bulk was down with 1.58 million tons (-2.3%), of which 1.47 million of crude oil (-4.9%), 89,000 of refined petroleum products (+26.6 %) and 22,000 of other liquid bulk (+14.7%). The traffic of cruise passengers with 7,000 units (-96.2%) and that of ferries with 700 units (-95.9%) are always almost stopped. In the entire year 2020, the port system consisting of the ports of Genoa and Savona-Vado handled 58.46 million tons of goods, with a decrease of -14.2% on 2019, of which 45.11 million tons moved to Genoa (-15.9%) and 13.26 million tons in Savona-Vado (-7.7%). The traffic of the container alone was respectively equal to 2.35 million TEU (-10.0%) and 54 thousand TEU (+167.8%). Source: Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mar Ligure Occidentale (AdSP – Western Ligurian Sea Port Authority) Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2021.

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