2021: The largest freight traffic in the history of Romanian seaports

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The total freight traffic in the Romanian seaports registered last year 67.5 million tons, an increase of 11.77% compared to 60.3 million tons in 2020, being the highest freight traffic in the history of the Romanian seaports, informed, on Wednesday, the management of the National Company Administration of Maritime Ports (CNAPM) Constanţa.
According to a press release sent by CNAPM, up to this record traffic, the results recorded in 1988, of 62.3 million tons, in 2008, of 61.8 million tons and in 2019, with 66.6 million, were at the top. tons.
“In total traffic, the largest share, of 37.3%, is held by cereals, followed by crude oil 10%, miscellaneous articles 9.2%, petroleum products 8.1%, iron ore, iron waste 7, 1%, fertilizers (natural and chemical) 6.1%, and solid mineral fuels, with 5.1% “, informed the director of CNAPM Constanţa, Florin Goidea.
Of the total traffic, 76% is maritime traffic and 24% is river traffic. Both maritime and river traffic have increased significantly. Maritime traffic increased by 13.44%, to 51.62 million tons, and river traffic by 6.7% and reached 15.86 million tons, compared to 2020 “.
According to the quoted source, in 2021 the grain traffic reached an absolute record of 25.17 million tons, compared to 21.9 million tons in 2020, being the highest grain traffic recorded, consolidating the position of Constanţa port as a European grain hub.
Significant increases in traffic are also found for the following groups of goods: crude oil, petroleum products, solid mineral fuels, metal products, ores, oilseeds and oilseeds.
Traffic drops were mainly in fertilizers, chemicals and pulp and paper waste. A decrease is also observed in container traffic, namely 6.16 million tons in 2021 compared to 6.34 million tons registered in 2020. The same situation is found in the number of TEUs, respectively 631,964 in 2021, compared to 643,727 in 2020 .
“14,604 ships call at Romanian seaports in 2021, compared to 14,380 ships in 2020. In the port of Constanţa Constanţa area, the freight traffic registered in 2021 was 61.2 million tons, compared to 53.84 million tons in 2020. In the port of Constanţa area Midia, the traffic of goods registered in 2021 was 6 million tons, compared to 2020, when 6.15 million tons were registered. In the port of Mangalia, the traffic of goods registered in 2021 was 338,472 tons, compared to 2020, when 366,445 tons were registered “, it is also shown in the press release.

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