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Transport of passengers grew in airports and in railway systems, but movement of goods has reduced in ports and road freight transport
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Transport of passengers grew in airports and in railway systems, but movement of goods has reduced in ports and road freight transport - 3rd Quarter 2014
14 January 2015

Summary

In national ports, in spite of the 4.7% growth in size (GT) of the commercial vessels, there was a 1.5% reduction in the movement of goods, following a slight reduction of 0.7% in the previous quarter and in contrast with the increases in 2013 and in the first quarter of 2014.
There was an 8.7% increase in the goods transported in railway mode, a growth in line with the one recorded in the previous quarter (+8.6%), which stood for 655.4 million tons-kilometer (+6.9%).
Similarly to the outcome of the previous quarters of the year, there were increases in the movement of aircrafts (+6.4%), passengers (+8.9%) and cargo/mail (+3.0%) in national airports (+7.4%, +11.4% and +6.8% in the preceding quarter).
The national heavy road vehicles carried less goods (-1.7%), keeping the downward trend of the previous quarter, but less so.
The transport of passengers increased in railway mode (+3.7%) and in light railway systems (+6.3%).



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