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In The First Nine Months Of 2021 Italian Ports Handled A Total Of 345.9 Million Tons Of Cargo, Up + 9.5%

In the first nine months of 2021 Italian ports handled a total of 345.9 million tons of cargo, up + 9.5%

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Rome, Italy (PortSEurope) December 9, 2021 – The Italian port association Assoporti has reported that in the first nine months of 2021 Italian ports handled a total of 345.9 million tons of cargo, up + 9.5% on the same period of last year. All the main commodity sectors showed increases. Mixed goods totaled 190.2 million tons of loads (+11.5%), of which 87.9 million tons of
containerized goods (+ .3%) made with a handling of containers equal to 8.5 million TEU (+5.7%) – including almost 5.4 million TEU at unloading/loading (+12.9%) and 3.1 million TEU in transhipment (-0.4%), 87.2 million tons of rolling stock (+18.9%) and 15 million tons of conventional goods (+24.3%). The volumes of liquid and solid bulk also increased, amounting respectively to 113.8 million tons (+4%) and 41.8 million tons (+16.2%). In the passenger sector, traffic was 27.8 million people (+21.5%), of which 9.7 million were ferry passengers (+13.4%) and almost two million cruise passengers (+277.8%). In the third quarter of 2021 alone, the total traffic of goods was 117.1 million tons, with an increase of +12.5% ​​on the corresponding period of last year. Sundry goods alone amounted to 66.9 million tons (+13.4%), of which 29.9 million tons of containerized goods (+7.1%) with container handling equal to 3 million teu (+12.3%) – including 1.8 million TEU on landing / boarding (+11.2%) and 1.2 million in transhipment (+15.3%), 31.4 million of tons of rolling stock (+15.0%) and 5.5 million tons of conventional goods (+47.3%). Liquid and solid bulk grew by +7.2% and +22% respectively to 34.9 million and 15.3 million tons. Assoporti underlined that, compared to the period January-September 2019, in the first nine months of 2021 there was a recovery of the levels prior to the crisis in the movement of goods and passengers with data that, albeit with a reduction in the percentages in the handling of liquid bulk , show significant signs of growth in the various goods sector and in the movement of containers. “We are seeing”, said president of the association, Rodolfo Giampieri, “a recovery of ports that makes us look to the future with reasoned optimism. Ports, which are an integral part of modern logistics, have shown themselves to be resilient and organized so as to guarantee the supply of goods throughout the country, as we have repeatedly mentioned. The signs of recovery must be accompanied and strengthened by all the investments necessary to guarantee the competitiveness of the ports, as envisaged by the PNRR and the complementary fund, which set ambitious and highly stimulating objectives also for the ecological and digital transition of the sector. The theme of passengers is totally different, directly linked to the current health situation and its evolution”. A full table of cargo traffic 2019-2021 from Assoporti can be accessed here Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2021.

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