Trieste, Italy (PortSEurope) December 28, 2017 – The positive trend is again confirmed in the second half of 2017 characterizing the traffic of the port of Trieste, with a new record for trains and containers.
7,147 trains moved between January and October, a 13.86% increase over the same period in 2016, while in the month of October alone 822 were processed, a monthly record.
In the first 10 months of the year there was an increase in total traffic volumes of 4.66% on the same period of 2016, with 51,137,967 tons of goods treated. Double-digit increase in containers (+26.62%) reached 513,899 TEU.
“The excellent performance of the containers is an unprecedented result for the port”, said the president of Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mare Adriatico Orientale (Eastern Adriatic Sea Port Authority), Zeno D’Agostino, “so much so that already in October we have exceeded the total of the year 2016 (486,462 TEU) and the record of the port of Trieste in 2014 of 506,019 TEU. With this growth trend, we expect to reach the 600,000 TEU for the first time end of the year. These volumes are not comparable to the Northern European ports,” emphasized D’Agostino, “but they demonstrate an unprecedented dynamism and liveliness at the port.
“Beyond the result for containers”, concluded the president, “we are a multi-sector port, with a strong railway vocation and important growth margins: in addition to the numbers, at this moment our solidity is measured above all on the ability to attract shipowning companies and international investors interested in our development in logistic and industrial field.”
Good performance of other sectors: miscellaneous goods (+13.92%), RO-RO ( 3.99%) with 250,325 units transited. Liquid bulk cargo is increasing (+2.65%), while solid riffs are -20.76%. Positive all the data for the single month of October compared to the same month of 2016: total movement (+11.64%), container (+40.03% TEU), miscellaneous goods (+12.92%), RO-RO segment (+0.66%), liquid bulk cargoes (+9.90%) and solid bulk cargoes (+42.60%).
Source: Porto di Trieste
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