Number of cargo and cruises increases in Serbia

Good news about our ports

16 November 2021

The Port Governance Agency has seen an increase in the number of transhipped cargo and cruises in Serbia in 2021 compared to 2020.  

The end of the third quarter of 2021 showed a 13% increase compared to last year, with 12 million tons of goods transhipped on Serbian rivers. The most frequent type of transhipped cargo were gravel, sand, and stone aggregates, representing together 27,6%. The intensive activity in construction and the infrastructure projects carried out by the Serbian Government account for these numbers. Coal comes at the second place with 14,8%, which is the result of the work performed by the public enterprise "Electric Power Industry of Serbia". At the third place is grains (14,7%), which benefitted from the current state of the international market. Oil and oil products (13%), and ores (10,5%) make up the rest of the top five transhipped goods.

Regarding cruises, the situation in 2021 has improved compared to last year. Cruises could resume in 2021 after coming to a stop in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. By 1 October, international passenger terminals in Serbia counted 356 port calls and 28.705 passengers. Belgrade recorded the highest number of calls with 149, followed by Novi Sad (95 calls).

Port Governance Agency expects this positive growing trend in cargo transhipment to continue in the fourth quarter of the year.

More information on Port Governance Agency’s website

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