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Trieste Port Sees Total Cargo In 2019 Down; Rail Transport Remains Key

Trieste port sees total cargo in 2019 down; rail transport remains key

Source: PortSEurope
Trieste, Italy (PortSEurope) February 13, 2020 – Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mare Adriatico Orientale (AdSP – Eastern Adriatic Sea Port Authority) has reported cargo traffic numbers for 2019. The AdSP includes Trieste and Monfalcone ports. Trieste is the leading cargo port in Italy and handled 62 million tons of cargo, down 1% on 62.6 million in 2018. Monfalcone reported 2019 total cargo of 4
million tons. The AdSP reports two milestones achieved. Container traffic registered 790,000 TEU, up 9% on 2018, an historical record for the port and the most improved category. Secondly, rail traffic, reported 10,000 trains and 210,000 trucks taken off the road. “As for trains”, says AdSP President Zeno D’Agostino, “the results achieved in these years have been extremely encouraging, both from the point of view of performance and has led to the doubling of numbers from 2014 to today from 5,000 to 10,000 trains, both for as regards the path of future investments in the railway sector which amount to €200 million. Now new challenges are opening up.The Campo Marzio shipyards have already started in 2019. But 2020 will be the year of the start of the most important works”. It should be noted that in the container sector, 56% of the traffic landed or embarked in Trieste in 2019 used the railway. This share is continuously growing and already today exceeds the share that the EU has set as a target for Europe’s rail traffic goods for 2050 (which is 50%). Even in the sector of motorways of the sea, despite the contraction in traffic, the railway is acquiring a significant value: 29% of all trucks loaded or unloaded in Trieste (mainly from / to Turkey) in the year just ended, were transferred by train. As regards the individual product sectors, liquid bulk remained stable, reaching over 43,000,000 tons handled (+0.30%). The sector also growing is solid bulk, an increase of +3% with 1,700,000 tons handled. Various goods slowed down (-5%), down due to the negative result of the Ro-Ro sector (-24%), which went from 299,000 units transited in 2018 to 228,000 in 2019. This result led to the slight decrease (-1%) of total volumes of the port from 62.600.000 to 62.000.000. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2020.

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