During the first edition of the Trieste Intermodal Day event, the local port authority released the official statistics for H1. Ro-Ro traffic took a plunge (-28,06% in terms of tons) compared with the first half of 2018.
More in details: 1,624,907 tons were bound to Trieste while 3,249,983 were transported by DFDS vessels from Italy to Turkey.
In terms of ro-ro units, 57,310 were disembarked in the north Adriatic port while 54,677 were embarked and this means a decrease of 43,636 units handled (-28,04%) compared with the first half of the previous year.
Zeno D’Agostino, head of the Trieste port authority, gives the economic downturn in Turkey as a reason for this decrease.