TRIESTE – The new 2021 Report “Italian Maritime Economy” by SRM, the Research Centre linked to the Intesa Sanpaolo Group, was presented in Naples today.
Among the many topics covered, the analysis has highlighted that liquid bulk is the most important product category for Italy in terms of volumes.
The top five Italian Energy Ports (Trieste, Augusta, Cagliari, Milazzo and Genoa) represent 69% of the total national liquid bulk traffic and Trieste, with 37.6 million tons, confirms itself as the Italian port handling the highest volumes.
In 2020, with an evident prevalence of imports, about 157 million tons were handled on the national territory, mainly related to refining oil products and the energy demand to be satisfied.
Again according to SRM, in 2020 the value of trade by sea in Italy amounted to over 206 billion euros, recording a -17% on 2019, of which 99.8 billion euros are imported (-23%) and 106.5 in exports (-10%). In the first quarter of 2021, import-export by sea registered a + 3%.