Romanian maritime ports peaked in freight traffic in 2018

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By Andra Beltz
The traffic of goods in the Romanian maritime ports, in 2018, was over 61 million tons; is the third largest ports in the last 30 years
Commodity traffic registered last year in Romanian maritime ports was over 61 million tons, being the third largest in the last 30 years. The most important commodity groups in which traffic increases have been recorded are: cereals and crude oil.
According to representatives of the National Maritime Ports Administration (CNAPM), Constanta, commodity traffic in 2018 is the third largest in the last 30 years, in 1988 it was 62.3 million tonnes and in 2008 it was 61.8 million tonnes. Trafficking in goods registered last year was 61.3 million tons.
Significant increases in traffic were recorded for all commodity groups, except for fertilizers, food and feed for livestock, live animals, wood and cork.
The most important commodity groups in which traffic increases have been recorded are: cereals (17.96 million tonnes), crude oil (7.47 million tonnes), miscellaneous articles (6.56 million tonnes), iron ores ( 4.52 million tons), ores and non-ferrous waste (3.97 million tons), solid mineral fuels (3.77 million tons), oily seeds, oilseeds, fats (3.26 million tons), metal products (2, 28 million tons).
“Of the total traffic registered in 2018, maritime traffic was 48.63 million tons and the river was 12.66 million tons. For sea traffic, the growth in the analyzed period is 6%, while for the river there is stagnation. The peak months, with traffic of more than 6 million tons, were August (6.48 million tons) and July (6.40 million tons), “the APMC CN representatives said.
Last year, 13,626 ships (13,380 ships in 2017) arrived in the Romanian maritime ports, Constanta, Mangalia and Midia, out of which 4,139 ships and 9,487 river ships.
Most of the ships that entered the Romanian maritime ports were cargo (1,785), tanks (670), bulk carriers (628), containers (524).

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