A year between ups and downs with the effects of the pandemic

The 2020 of Italian ports has inevitably suffered from the trading block worldwide caused by the pandemic.
To tell an inexorable - but not dramatic - flexion of the sector is the report implemented and made public by Italian Federation of Freight Forwarders, with unequivocal and at the same time interesting data.
In the year of the outbreak of the pandemic, the main Italian terminals handled a total of just over 8 million TEUs using 87 quay cranes.
Compared to the previous year, one was registered overall growth of 1,6% in terms of Teu handled.
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The ports of Ancona, La Spezia, Salerno, Genoa, Gioia Tauro, Livorno, Naples, Ravenna, Trieste and Venice were involved in the research: the main Italian container terminals. and of results were in chiaroscuro.
The Medcenter Container Terminal of Gioia Tauro, with an important + 26,6% and a return of over 3 million Teu handled, and the Salerno Container Terminal, with a + 47, .2%.
The negative peaks occurred instead a GenoVa, La Spezia e Venezia, with decreases that have been around between 13 and 18%.

The economy of the Italian sea in the year of the pandemic

At an economic level, the influence of Covid has been tangible: the terminals - the report reads - have created a turnover a total of 663,8 million euros with an added value of 388 million euros and a final result of 72,2 million euros. Compared to the previous year there was one overall reduction of -6,4%.
Despite this, almost all companies demonstrate a good state of health, with a balance sheet closing in surplus (with a drop in profits of more than 20% in total). In principle the turnover of the ports follows the results of the operating performances (Teu movimentati): Gioia Tauro and Salerno respectively recorded + 27,2% and + 10,2%. Negative results, however, in Genoa Sech (-10,7%), Genoa Voltri (-14,5%), La Spezia (-16,3%) and Venice (-17,8%).