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Port of Genoa pulls the brake after bridge collapse

Genovq - The port of Genoa loses traffic, interrupting a positive historical series (except between 2015 and 2016) almost a decade in which the airport recorded growth: “the portt will close the year down by 0.5%, despite the first months marked a strong growth, but combined with Savona is first Italian port”

Genovq - The port of Genoa loses traffic, interrupting a positive historical series (except between 2015 and 2016) almost a decade in which the airport recorded growth: the president Paolo Emilio Signorini anticipates how the port, which suffered the repercussions of the collapse of the Morandi Bridge, “it will close the year down by 0.5%, despite the first months marked a strong growth. Savona, on the other hand, gained 6.7%: the Ligurian-western port system grew by 1.7%, the first Italian port with 70 million tons handled.”

The port increases (+ 0.3%) container traffic, decreasing their tonnage (-1.1%): the tragedy of the bridge has left its mark on the impact of general traffic, but emergency interventions have limited the damage in time. 2019, with the technical recession certified by Istat and few prospects for recovery, how will it be? “In line with this year - Signorini replies - the port of Genoa in the worst case scenario should not lose more than it lost in 2018. It will maintain the traffic, due to the efficiency work envisaged by the three-year investment plan: this year hardly we will see the overhead port completed, but certainly we will have the opening of the western passage and the adjacent rest area for the lorries.”

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