In the third quarter of this year the freight traffic in the port of Venice declined by -8.7%

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Venezia Port In the third quarter of this year the port of Venice has handled 5.8 million tons of freight, a decrease of -8.7% compared to 6.3 million tons in the period from July to September of 2015. The various goods They amounted to almost 2.2 million tons (+ 4.3%), of which 1.4 million tons of containerized cargo (+ 3.1%) totaled with a container handling amounted to 153 thousand TEUs (+11 , 0%), 248 thousand tons of rail vehicles (+ 41.5%) and 574mila tons of conventional cargo (-4.0%). The liquid and the dry bulk fell by -2.6% and -32.3% down to 2.4 million tons and 1.2 million tons. The traffic of cruise passengers was 738mila passengers (-2.2%).

In the month of September of 2016 the port handled 1.8 million tons of freight, a decrease of 11.9% on September last year.

In the first nine months of 2016 the total traffic of goods in the Venetian port of call came in at 18.9 million tons, an increase of + 0.5% on the January-September period last year. In the segment of general cargo the total was 6.9 million tons (+ 4.4%), of which 4.3 million tons of containerized cargo (+ 10.2%) made with a container handling amounted to 459 200 TEUs (+11.5), 772mila tons of rail vehicles (+ 34.1%) and 1.9 million tons of conventional cargo (-13.8%). The total volume of liquid bulk cargo totaled 6.9 million tons (+ 0.9%), of which 5.7 million tonnes of refined petroleum products (+ 1.9%), 948mila tons of chemicals ( -6.8%) and 193 thousand tons of other liquid cargo (+ 12.7%). The total traffic of dry bulk was over 5.1 million tons (-4.5%), of which nearly 1.9 million tonnes of coal and lignite (-14.8%), 1.3 million tons of feed, fodder and oil seeds (+ 20.7%), 1.1 million tons of metallurgical products (-6.2%), 455mila tonnes of cereals (+ 53.7%), 158 thousand tons of minerals, cements and sands (-13.8%), 44 thousand tons of chemical products (-56.9%) and 197mila tons of other dry bulk (-43.6%).

In the first nine months of this year the cruise passengers were nearly 1.3 million, an increase of + 0.2% on the same period of 2015.