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Port Of Livorno Reports Improved Q1 2021 Cargo Numbers

Port of Livorno reports improved Q1 2021 cargo numbers

Source: PortSEurope
Livorno, Italy (PortSEurope) May 24, 2021 – The port of Livorno sees signs of recovery after the effects of the pandemic on commercial traffic in 2020 and in the first quarter of 2021 handled 8,592,390 tons of cargo, up +8.5% compared to first three months of last year. For numerous types of traffic (liquid and solid bulk, Ro-Ro and forest products), the results of January and February
showed positive values ​​even in comparison with the first two months of last year. Both liquid bulk (+19.9%) and solid bulk (+26.7%) are increasing, respectively, at around 2.2 million tons handled. Ro-Ro traffic increased by 10.3% to 3.7 million tons. General cargo also grew (+14.8%, to 489,000 tons). There was a slight decline in the container sector which, between January and March, which decreased by 6%, to 2 million tons. In terms of TEU handled, the port unloaded and embarked 173,162 TEU containers, 12,000 less than in January-March 2020, of which almost half related to transshipment activities (-10.1%). If the transhipment activity is excluded, 122,960 TEUs have landed and boarded, 5.2% less than the volumes of the first three months of 2020. The handling of empty containers showed a slight increase (+1.3%) while full containers (-6.9%) both in import (-10.2%) and in export (-4.6%) were down. A positive sign also for the commercial vehicles. Unloaded and embarked from the docks were 127,862, 9.5% more than the previous year. “2020”, said president of Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mar Tirreno Settentrionale (AdSP – North Tyrrhenian Sea Port Authority) Luciano Guerrieri, “was a devastating year for all the Italian ports. The data of this beginning of the year is comforting and indicate a first significant sign of a restart which will have to be confirmed in the coming months”. On the other hand, the goods handled in the port of Piombino in the first quarter of 2021 amounted to 673,000 tons, recording a decrease of 15.5% on the same period of the previous year. According to the data of the AdSP, both the traffic of solid bulk (-20.5%, to 357,000 tons) and the rolling stock, which decreased by 10.4%, amounting to around 302,000 tons of goods, are decreasing. eventful. In terms of units, however, 17,582 commercial vehicles were handled, up by 7.1% compared to January-March 2020. Ferry passenger traffic is also down: -22%, standing at 160,377 units, while that of cruise passengers is completely absent, due to the effects of the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis. During the reference period 2,127 ships arrived in the second port of the authority, 9.1% more than in the same period of the previous year. Also increased the average tonnage of each naval unit (+15.6%). The Elban ports (Portoferraio, Rio Marina and Cavo) also closed the quarter with a decrease in overall traffic equal to 10%: almost 300,000 tons of goods were handled. Here, rolling traffic, the main business together with passengers, recorded a 10.5% decrease in terms of tonnes, even though 17,279 units were handled overall, +7.3% on the previous period. “The ports of the Upper Tyrrhenian Sea”, said Guerrieri, “are gradually emerging from the shoals of the pandemic crisis, showing signs of countertrend not only with reference to March 2020, the black month in which it all began, but also in relation to the months of January and February, which in the previous year had not been contaminated by the spread of Covid. We believe that the path traced is the right one and with the collaboration of everyone, operators and institutions, we will be able to reach new development goals”. Source: Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mar Tirreno Settentrionale (AdSP – North Tyrrhenian Sea Port Authority) the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis

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