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Ports Of Genoa Maintain 10-month Cargo Trend

Ports of Genoa maintain 10-month cargo trend

Source: PortSEurope
Genoa, Italy (PortSEurope) December 16, 2021 – The Ports of Genoa showed a slight fall in traffic in October, however, the 10-month trend remains positive. Commercial traffic in the Ports of Genoa in October recorded a total movement of 5.21 million tonnes, down -0.3% compared to the same month of 2020 and -4.9% on 2019. The growth in the cumulative variation since the beginning of
the year was +11.2%. Containers handled totalled 213,690 TEU in October, down on both 2020 (-3.8%) and 2019 (-6.8%). Exports of full gateway containers suffered the most, amounting to 87,435 TEU (-9.9% compared to 2020 and -8.3% compared to 2019). Imports, on the other hand, confirm the growth path compared to the previous year (+7.8% vs. 2020) and close slightly down compared to the pre-pandemic period (-3.3% vs. 2019). Even in this case, however, in the perspective of the current year, the recovery of traffic is confirmed not only in comparison with 2020, but also with the previous period. Container handling in the system’s ports stood at 2.35 million TEU in the first 10 months of the year, representing +15.1% compared to 2020 and +4.4% compared to 2019. Conventional traffic closed at 1.33 million tonnes handled (+2.7% and -0.9% respectively compared to October 2020 and 2019), maintaining the positive trend in line with the first 10 months of the year, with approximately 12.5 million tonnes, equal to an increase of 14.5% compared to the same period in 2020, but at lower levels than those recorded in 2019 (-3.0%). Mineral oil was up on the same period last year (+7.2%), but down on 2019 (-7.7%). Chemical products recorded +13.1% and +46% respectively compared to the same period in the previous two years. Vegetable oils and wine also show positive performances when compared to both October 2020 (+126.9%) and 2019 volumes (+83.4%), while dry bulk registers a general decline (-27.2% and -4.5% compared to 2020 and 2019). The cruise and ferry sector recorded 272,870 passengers, revealing a growth in percentage terms compared to the same month last year of 218.6% (-34.2% compared to October 2019) indicating a gradual recovery of the sector. The management authority is Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mar Ligure Occidentale (AdSP – Western Ligurian Sea Port Authority) which administers the ports of Genia, Savona, Vado Ligure and Pra’. Full cargo statistics can be accessed here Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2021.

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