In the 3rd quarter of 2015, in national maritime ports there were increases of 1.5% in commercial vessels entered and 13.1% in their dimension (GT), after +3.3% and +13.2% respectively in the previous quarter 2015, while the tonnage of goods transported increased by 6.4%, at a slower pace when comparing to +12.3% in the 2nd quarter.
Goods transported in railway mode increased by 0.3%, clearly slowing down towards +14.4% in Q2 and +11.1% in Q1. The corresponding volume of goods transported increased by 4.0%.
The movement of aircrafts (+5.8%) and passengers (+9.1%) kept growing. In this quarter there was a deeper decline in the movement of cargo/mail in national airports: -4.9% (-0.8% in Q2).
Heavy vehicles bearing a national license carried more goods (+5.3% in tonnage) in line with the growing trend recorded in Q2 (+3.9%).
The transport of passengers maintained its growing trend in heavy railway mode (+1.4% from +1.9% in the previous quarter) and in inland waterways (+5.3% and +1.2% in the preceding quarter), while light railway systems, also increased (4.5%) but contrary to the previous quarter (-0.7%).