Ports of Szczecin and Świnoujście with a positive operating result for the first half of this year
The Szczecin-Świnoujście port complex summed up the first half of this year. in terms of transshipments. These are 11.5 percent. better than in the same period last year. Both ports handled in the period January-June this year. over 17 million tons of cargo.
There are more coal, ore, grain, general cargo and containers in the ports.
Coal and ore recorded the same 35% growth. compared to the first six months of 2020. Double-digit growth by 13% it also has general cargo, including ferry general cargo up by 16%. Containers closed the first half of the year by 7.6 percent. better compared to the same period last year. In such commodity groups as grain, other bulk and fuel, the volumes are basically the same as in the first six months of 2020.
June alone this year. it was 4.1 percent for both ports. better than June 2020. Here, the leaders in transshipment are grain, containers and general cargo with increases at the level of +25, +16 and +15 percent respectively.
The period of the pandemic proved how important a port is for the economy of the country and the region. During the challenging period, there was not a single day of downtime in the ports. They remained fully operational, providing services to their clients. In the whole of last 2020, decreases in transshipment amounted to only 3%. They covered the period from January to August last year. They were periodically minus 7 to 8 percent. On the other hand, from September to the end of last year, there were already increases in transshipment. At this point, everything is practically back to normal. It can therefore be said that the ports were basically collision-free during the pandemic period, largely thanks to the transhipment companies operating in the ports.