The Office of the Merchant Marine and Ports 4% increase in the commercial activity of seaports in 2021

  • + 26% of solid bulks
  • 16% of liquid bulks
  • 4% of trailers across Tunisian ports
  • – 3% of the traffic of containers
  • 83% of passengers traffic
  • 76% of Car traffic through passengers stations

In 2021, commercial traffic increased by 4% in comparison with 2020. Commercial seaports, including Skhira port, registred 28,013 million tons in 2021; after it was 26,811 million tons in 2020.

In addition, the volume of solid bulks increased by 26% as well as liquid bulks by 16%. A slight increase in the hydrocarbons volume to reach only 3% as well as the general cargo by 3%. However, the volume of bulk food solids decreased by 12%.

The movement of trailers across Tunisian ports, increased by 4% to reach 148,830 thousand units in 2021 compared to 142,633 thousand units in 2021. while the trailers tonnage increased by 8% in 2021.

In turn,  the traffic of containers  decreased in 2021 by 3% to reach 469,518 thousand TEU’s with regard to 484,349 TEU’s for the same period. 2020

There was a slight increased in passengers traffic by83 % to reach 584,774 passengers in 2021 compared to 319,231 passengers in 2020. Car traffic increased by 76%, to reach  242,089 cars during the year 2021 compared to 137,746 cars in 2020.

The movement of ships also witnessed a slight decrease by 2%  to reach 4464 ships in 2021, in comparison with 4567 ships in 2020.