Port traffic, Slovenia, 2020

Port traffic of vessels in 2020 lower than in 2019

The traffic of passenger ships in 2020 did not reach even 1% of the traffic in 2019. In the Port of Koper 18.3 million tons of goods were handled in 2020, which is 17% less than in 2019.

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Almost a quarter fewer ships arrived and departed

In 2020, 2,802 ships arrived in or departed from all three Slovenian ports, which is 23% fewer than in 2019. There were 2,800 cargo ships and only 2 passenger ships. In 2020, the traffic of passenger ships almost completely stopped. It did not reach even 1% of the 2019 traffic.

Among cargo ships that arrived in or departed from the Port of Koper, most were container ships (1,219 or 2% fewer than in 2019). They are followed by general cargo ships (983 or 11% fewer than in 2019). There were 279 ships for the transport of liquid bulk cargo, which is 18% fewer than in the previous year, and 219 ships for the transport of dry bulk cargo, which is 13% fewer than in 2019. There were also 86 specialized ships, which is 19% more than in 2019.

In 2020, just over 100 passengers

The total passenger traffic in Slovenian ports in 2020 did not reach even 1% of the traffic of the previous year. In 2020, 114 passengers arrived or departed with ships, and due to the declaration of an epidemic in 2020, not a single cruise ship landed in any of the Slovenian ports.

Almost a fifth less goods transhipped

The Port of Koper handled 18.3 million tons of goods in 2020, which is 17% less than in 2019. The unloaded goods weighed 12.5 million tons, which is 20% less than in 2019, and 5.8 million were loaded, which is 10% less than in 2019.

In 2020, most cargo by type of cargo was transhipped in containers (8.1 million tons), followed by dry bulk cargo with 4.7 million tons, and liquid bulk cargo with 3.3 million tons. About 1 million tons each of mobile units and of other general cargo were handled.

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Port traffic of goods by type of cargo, Slovenia, 2020
Port traffic of goods by type of cargo, Slovenia, 2020
Source: SURS
Port traffic of vessels, passengers and goods, Slovenia
201920202020
2019 
numberindex
Vessels1)
vessels - total3,6222,80277.4
cargo ships3,1542,80088.8
passenger ships46820.4
Passengers2)
passengers - total143,5481140.1
passengers on passenger ships or other ships25,6581140.4
passengers on cruise passenger ships117,8900
Goods (1,000 t)
goods - total22,11418,31482.8
unloaded goods15,61512,47479.9
loaded goods6,4995,83989.8
1) Vessels are counted at arrivals in the port and at departures from the port.
2) Passengers on ships are counted at embarking and at the disembarking, except passengers on the cruise ships, which are counted only at disembarking.
…not available: As there was no passenger on cruise ships in 2020, it was not possible to calculate indices.
Source: SURS
METHODOLOGICAL NOTE
Data on port traffic published by SURS may differ from the data published by ports in their reports. The differences are due to the use of different methodologies (different data sources, tare consideration, etc.).
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