In April 2022 the Ports of Genoa, Savona and Vado Ligure handled 5,561,231 tons of total cargo throughput, a +4.3% advance on the corresponding period of 2021, and reported a total of 22,134,691 tons in the four-month period, up +10.5% compared to the previous year, and not far behind pre-pandemic levels in 2019 (-1.7%).
Specifically, the upward trend continues across containerised cargo, registering a 1.7% increase in April 2021, whilst the conventional general cargo segment experienced a slight downturn, with -1.7%. Mineral oils rose by +10.5% month-on-month and surged by +24.4% to a total of 6,548,923 tons in the four-month period of 2022.
The passenger count in the Ports of Genoa and Savona jumped to 186,540, although still well below pre-lockdown levels, and registered a total of 362,489 passengers across the January-April period. The additional easing of covid restrictions across the forthcoming summer season is cited as grounds for further optimism in an industry which is showing gradual signs of recovery.