The total volumes moved by the Port of Trieste in the first half of 2016 showed an increase of 4.71 percent compared to 2015, with more than 29 million tonnes of cargo throughput. In addition, a strong growth of cargo moved via rail has been confirmed as well, showing 3.334 trains during the last 6 months (+17,64 percent compared to 2015).
The figures provided by the Port Authority indicate an overall growing trend: liquid bulk +4,14 percent, dry bulk +13.45 percent, miscellaneous goods +5,16 percent and containers +2,84 percent (243.326 TEU). The only light fluctuation has been registered by RO-RO traffic with a -0.8 percent and 152.159 semitrailers moved. There was also an increase registered in the number of vessels operated (1,192), with a +3.74 percent compared to 2015.
“The railroad represents our core business. A train departing from Trieste can bring a container to Munich in 11 hours. Trieste aims to become the first international rail port of Italy, with direct and daily connections with Central/ Eastern Europe and Northern Italy” declared Zeno D’Agostino, Commissioner of the Port Authority.