Marseilles Container Traffic on the Rise

Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Container throughput at the Port of Marseilles totaled 826,000 teu to the end of October - a 3.7 rise on the first ten months last year - marked by a 6.8% increase to 586,000 teu on east-west volumes through Fos. Box tonnage of 8.37 million tons (+6.9%) helped general cargo to a 5.1% improvement on 14.48MT, which also included a 6% rise in RoRo traffic to 3.65MT. Liquid bulks maintained the upward trend, finishing the period 6.6% better on 2.83MT, but total port traffic slipped 3.5% to 80.24MT due to continuing lower demand in the high volume oil and dry bulk sectors. Warm weather saw oil throughput 2% worse at 51.93MT despite a three-point rally in crude imports to 37MT. Against 4% growth in LNG to 3.41MT, refined products and LPG were down 15% on 11.5MT. Meanwhile dry bulk cargo fell 19.8% to around 11MT as a result of reduced steel industry activity. Passenger throughput was up 1.6% for the ten months on 1.866 million. The cruise sector gained 11% with 390,000 passengers to move within sight of its 400,000 target for the year, while a recovery in Corsica and North Africa carryings left ferry services just 1% down on 1.476 million.
Maritime Reporter March 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Ports

Panama Canal Sets Sight on Another Expansion

As it enters the final stretch of a massive expansion, the Panama Canal Authority is setting its sights on an even more ambitious project worth up to $17 billion

Long Beach, LA Collaborate to Improve Cargo Flow

Executives from the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles held a kickoff meeting earlier this week to begin working together to focus on cargo conveyance strategies

Australian Reef Pilots Under New Ownership

Australian marine pilotage company Australian Reef Pilots (ARP) has been bought by a consortium of its employees.   ARP, which services shipping through the Great Barrier Reef,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0772 sec (13 req/sec)