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Port Of Marseille Returns To Growth

Port of Marseille returns to growth

Source: PortSEurope
Marseille, France (PortSEurope) January 19, 2022 – Le grand port maritime de Marseille (GPMM) has reported total cargo of 75 million tons in 2021, up +9% on them previous year, but still down -5% on 2019, said chairman of the executive board Hervé Martel. He added that passenger activity remains ” uncertain”. The port handled 1.5 million containers were handled, a record for the port
and 220,000 boxes were transported by rail. Turnover of GPMM was €162 million ($183.6 million), up 11% compared to €145 million in 2020. Port activity was supported in particular by general cargo, “the most dynamic sector” according to Chantal Helman, deputy general manager, “up 10% compared to 2020”. She returned “to the level of 2019”, she added. Car traffic increased by 9% compared to 2020, but still down -4% compared to 2019, “thanks in particular to traffic from the manufacturer Hyundai from Korea”. Liquid bulk was marked by strong demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG), while solid bulk, affected by shortages such as semiconductors, fell by 10% compared to 2019. In 2021, 1.2 million passengers passed through the port of Marseille, “far from the three million in 2019”. The cruise sector restarted in July 2021 so numbers remain low.

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