By Edwig Ban
The total freight traffic in the Romanian maritime ports registered an increase of 8.64% last year, from 66.6 million tonnes, from 61.3 million tonnes in 2018, being the largest freight traffic in history Romanian maritime ports, announced the National Company of Ports Maritime SA Constanta.
“Until this traffic traffic, in the top were the results recorded in 1988, of 62.3 million tonnes and in 2008, of 61.8 million tonnes,” the company said in a statement.
Of the total traffic, the largest share, 32%, is owned by cereals, followed by crude oil 12.1%, miscellaneous items 9.9%, petroleum products 9.5%, iron ore, iron waste 7.8 %, fertilizers (natural and chemical) 6%, non-ferrous ores and solid mineral fuels, each with 5.8%.
“The evolution of grain traffic in 2019 strengthens the position of the port of Constanta grain hub. In 2019, grain traffic reached a record of 21.32 million tonnes, compared to almost 18 million tonnes in 2018 or 20.3 million tonnes in 2016. “, the company said.
The maritime traffic increased by 5.8%, to 51.45 million tonnes (48.63 million tonnes in 2018), and the river traffic increased to 15.14 million tonnes, with 19.58% against 12.66 million tonnes. , quantity registered in the year 2018.
The container traffic registered 6.55 million tonnes, respectively 666.036 TEU in 2019.
“Significant increases in traffic were recorded for all commodity groups, except for oilseeds, oilseeds and fats, non-ferrous minerals and wastes, equipment and machinery,” the company said.
The National Company of Ports Maritime Administration SA Constanta was established in 1998, with subsequent modifications and completions, by reorganizing the former Autonomous King’s Administration of the Port of Constanta. CN APM SA Constanta is a joint stock company, designated by the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure to carry out activities of national public interest, as port administration. The company performs the port authority function in the Romanian seaports Constanta, Midia and Mangalia and the tourist port Tomis. Constanta port is one of the main distribution centers serving the region of Central and Eastern Europe.
By Edwig Ban