At the end of the third quarter of this year, the Port Governance Agency recorded increased quantities of transshipped cargo on the rivers in Serbia. 12 million tons of goods were transshipped, which a 13 percent increase compared to the same period last year.
Gravel, sand and stone aggregates are most frequently transhipped type of cargo – 27.6 percent. In second place is coal with a share of 14,8 percent, while grains are in third place with 14,7 percent. Oil and oil products have a share of 13 percent in the total transhipment, and ores are in the fifth place with a 10,5 percent share.
Intensive activities in the field of construction and realization of infrastructure projects of the Government of Serbia have resulted in larger quantities of transshipped gravel, sand and stone aggregates. Coal is in second place as a result of the work of the PE "Electric Power Industry of Serbia". In addition, the transshipment of grains was accompanied by good conditions on the international market of mercantile goods.
This year's nautical season showed an improvement compared to last year, when cruising throughout Europe was suspended due to the unfavourable impact of the pandemic. By October 1, international passenger terminals in Serbia had 356 port calls and 28,705 embarked and disembarked passengers. The most port calls were recorded in Belgrade - 149, then in Novi Sad - 95. In Donji Milanovac, 66 port calls were recorded, in Golubac 43 and in Kladovo 2, and these are also the first port calls of cruisers on the international passenger terminal in Kladovo since its opening.
Having in mind the current turnover of goods in cargo waterway transport, the Agency predicts for the fourth quarter that the growth trend of cargo transhipment on rivers in Serbia will continue.