According to the Port Governance Agency’s data for the first three quarters of this year significant increase in cargo handling and passenger transport on rivers in Serbia has been recorded, compared to the same period last year.
By September 30, Agency recorded 17% more tonnes of cargo handling in Serbian ports than in the first nine months of 2018. Gravel, sand and stone aggregates are still the most common transhipped cargo, and they represent 24% of total transhipment. In second place are ores, which participate in cargo handling with 18%. Grains are the third most common cargo type - 15.8%, while oil and oil products are in the fourth with a share of 13% in total amount of transhipped cargo on rivers in Serbia. The largest difference in the amount of cargo transhipped compared to the first nine months of last year was recorded in the transhipment of grains and oilseeds, due to improved conditions in the international mercantile commodities market. Port Governance Agency also records increased quantities of transhipped coal and bulk. The increase in transport and transhipment of the mentioned cargo type is an indicator of the improved economic activity in the Republic of Serbia, especially in the aeras of chemical industry, energy, mining and construction.
Until 30 September, Agency recorded 29% more port calls on international passenger terminals in Serbia saw, while the number of passengers embarked and disembarked increased by 26% compared to the same period in 2018.