Taranto container volumes up 15.9% in 2004
The Italian port of Taranto handled 763,318 TEUs in 2004, a jump of 15.9 percent compared to 2003.
The port said that in 2004, general cargo volumes increased 13.5 percent to 15.6 million tons, of which non-containerized cargo represented 10.2 million tons.
The port also reported a large increase in container transportation by rail. In 2004, 48,486 TEUs were handled by rail, an 88 percent increase over 2003.