The Port Governance Agency recorded increased quantities of transshipped cargo in 2020. Despite the complex global situation, during 2020, 15.6 million tonnes of cargo were transshipped in Serbian ports, which represents a growth of 10,2 percent, or 1,45 million tonnes more compared to 2019.
The most frequently cargo: gravel, sand and stone aggregates with 26% of all transshipments, grain with a share of 17.5%, coal with 14.4%. Oil and oil products had 13.4% share and the ores fell to fifth place, resulting in 8.5% of total transshipment.
The pandemic negatively affected passenger traffic. Due to the suspension of cruising throughout Europe, 15 port calls and 1,164 embarked and disembarked passengers were recorded at international passenger terminals in Serbia. Only 1% of the results were achieved compared to the nautical season in 2019.
The volume of transhippment of gravel indicates a surge of activities in the field of construction. In addition, the largest difference in the amount of the cargo transhipped was recorded for coal, due to the activities of PE Elektroprivreda Srbije. Grain are in second place thanks to the good conditions on the international market for mercantile goods. An unfavorable trend in the metal market, caused by the coronavirus pandemic, caused the decrease of the transhippment of ores.
The focus of the Agency in the coming period will be the further improvement of the area of port activity and the recovery of international passenger traffic, i.e. the successful return of cruisers to passenger terminals in Serbia.