Genoa, Italy (PortSEurope) July 28, 2020 – Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mar Ligure Occidentale (AdSP – Western Ligurian Sea Port Authority) has reported that in the period January-June 2020, total cargo handled by its ports was 27,666,816 tons, down -5.4% compared to the same period of 2019), entirely attributable to the negative trend in the second quarter with more than 5 million tons less
handled than the second quarter of 2019, equivalent to a drop of 28.1%. The decrease was mainly attributable to container traffic, down -20.7% compared to Q2 2019. The solid bulk segment in June recorded a +45.8% compared to the same month in 2019, suggesting a forecast recovery in the sector. Growth, not far away, is expected also for the sector of rolling stock as it is slowly increasing its volumes (-8.3% only compared to June 2019 in the Genoese port) and for passenger traffic on ferries (+94,709 passengers in the airports of the system) after the stop of the last four months. Reduced volumes are primarily due to the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis which interrupted global supply chains. However, the ports have been badly hit by construction works on the main arterial roads linking the ports within its immediate hinterland. The port authority’s 1st Semester traffic report (Italian-language) can be accessed here. Source: Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mar Ligure Occidentale (AdSP – Western Ligurian Sea Port Authority) Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2020.
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