First Release

Year: LIX.
Zagreb, 11 August 2022
TRAN-2022-3-1/2

ISSN 1334-0557

TRAFFIC IN SEAPORTS, SECOND QUARTER OF 2022

 

Increase in the number of passengers in the second quarter of 2022

In the second quarter of 2022, a total of 8.5 million passengers embarked or disembarked in Croatian seaports. Compared to the same period of 2021, it was an increase of 55.7%.

In the second quarter of 2022, the number of passengers on ferries and passenger ships amounted to 8.2 million, which was 50.8% more than in the same period of 2021. The increase in the number of passengers was recorded in all major ports as well as in international traffic. Furthermore, 32.5% more passenger cars and 127.7% more coaches embarked on and disembarked from ships compared to the same quarter of 2021.

Out of the total number of passengers in seaports, 255 thousand disembarked from cruise ships and visited, among others, the ports of Dubrovnik, Split and Zadar. Given that there were only 12 thousand passengers on board cruise ships in the second quarter of 2021, the return of cruise ships in Croatian seaports after that period is noticeable.

Increase in goods traffic in the second quarter of 2022

The total traffic of goods at the level of the Republic of Croatia increased by 14.5% compared to the same period of 2021, as a result of the increase in the traffic of dry bulk goods of 42.1% (with the share of 33% in the total traffic) and the increase in tonnes of containerised goods of 22.1% (with the share of 14% in the total traffic). The traffic of liquid bulk decreased by 11.7% (with the share of 40% in the total traffic).

Of the five ports that account for 90% of the total traffic of goods in seaports, the increase in the second quarter of 2022 was recorded in the ports of Ploče (55.5%), Rijeka (19.4%), Bakar (2.4%) and Split (41.7%) compared to the second quarter of 2021.

Growth of the traffic of passengers and goods in the first half-year of 2022

In the first half-year of 2022, compared to the same period of 2021, the total number of ships arrived in seaports grew by 13.4%, the total number of passengers by 45.9% and the total traffic of goods by 9.7%.

1 TRAFFIC OF SHIPS, PASSENGERS AND GOODS IN SEAPORTS

    Unit of measure 2021 2022 Indices
IV – VI I – VI IV – VI I – VI IV – VI 2022
IV – VI 2021
I – VI 2022
I − VI 2021
Arrival of ships Number  71 866  123 322  89 159  139 884 124,1 113,4
Traffic of passengers ‘000  5 432  7 827  8 456  11 418 155,7 145,9
Traffic of goods ‘000 t  6 216  11 185  7 115  12 267 114,5 109,7

2 TRAFFIC OF GOODS IN SELECTED1) SEAPORTS, SECOND QUARTER OF 2022

      Total traffic of goods, t Indices
IV – VI 2022
IV – VI 2021
Omišalj 1 900 950 84,3
Ploče 1 604 120 155,5
Rijeka 1 193 517 119,4
Bakar  967 801 102,4
Split  733 623 141,7

1) Ports that had the total annual traffic of goods greater than or equal to one million tonnes in the last three years.

3 TRAFFIC OF PASSENGERS IN SELECTED1) SEAPORTS, SECOND QUARTER OF 2022

      Traffic of passengers, total Indices
IV – VI 2022
IV – VI 2021
National traffic of passengers Indices
IV – VI 2022
IV – VI 2021
International traffic of passengers Indices
IV – VI 2022
IV – VI 2021
Total 8 455 510 155,7 8 162 723 150,7  292 787 2)
Out of that            
Split 1 238 845 167,4 1 142 981 156,2  95 864 2)
Dubrovnik  701 495 359,2  597 747 316,0  103 748 2)
Zadar  618 806 130,5  582 118 122,8  36 688 2)
Preko  494 859 118,0  494 859 118,0 - -
Supetar  494 715 144,3  494 715 144,3 - -
Cres  467 678 153,6  467 678 153,6 - -
Jablanac  458 430 155,7  458 430 155,7 - -
Korčula3)  441 022 147,1  433 913 144,8  7 109 2)
Pula4)  408 433 153,7  406 371 153,0  2 062 -
Krk  353 352 150,0  353 158 149,9   194 -
Rab  292 259 162,6  291 149 162,0  1 110 -
Novalja  241 719 160,9  241 719 160,9 - -
Šibenik  232 855 127,5  227 212 124,4  5 643 2)
Biograd  229 184 119,3  229 184 119,3 - -
Hvar  186 174 303,6  180 275 294,6  5 899 2)
Stari Grad  172 853 143,6  172 662 143,4   191 -
Rabac  155 837 184,1  155 837 184,1 - -
Makarska  126 106 150,0  126 106 150,0 - -
Rogač  101 084 110,8  101 084 110,8 - -
Trpanj  87 288 122,6  87 288 122,6 - -
Ploče  87 265 122,6  87 265 122,6 - -
Sućuraj  81 206 134,1  81 206 134,1 - -
Vis  76 851 131,9  76 287 131,0   564 -
Trogir  62 720 127,1  62 212 126,1   508 -
Vela Luka  62 570 135,4  62 570 135,4 - -
Božava  56 503 122,0  56 503 122,0 - -
Sobra  56 345 151,4  56 345 151,4 - -
Rovinj  30 183 726,8  19 042 458,5  11 141 -
Poreč  27 629 139,5  9 171 46,3  18 458 -

1) Ports that had the total traffic of passengers greater than or equal to 200 000 in the last three years.
2) The index exceeds 999.
3) Including the traffic in the seaport of Orebić.
4) Including the traffic in the seaports of Brijuni and Fažana.

4 EMBARKED AND DISEMBARKED PASSENGER VEHICLES, BY HARBOUR MASTER’S OFFICES, SECOND QUARTER OF 2022

      Passenger cars, motorcycles and trailers, number Indeksi
IV – VI 2022
IV – VI 2021
Coaches, number Indeksi
IV – VI 2022
IV – VI 2021
Total 1 552 931 132,5  8 620 227,7
Harbour master’s office of Pula  57 276 180,8   215 228,7
Harbour master’s office of Rijeka  384 688 146,0  2 965 242,6
Harbour master’s office of Senj  254 166 143,3  1 614 329,4
Harbour master’s office of Zadar  275 688 114,9   216 73,5
Harbour master’s office of Šibenik  2 220 126,3 - -
Harbour master’s office of Split  386 984 126,4  1 620 329,9
Harbour master’s office of Ploče  27 521 125,3   113 179,4
Harbour master’s office of Dubrovnik  164 388 126,6  1 877 165,8

NOTES ON METHODOLOGY

Cumulative data do not always equal the sum of individual monthly results due to the rounding of numbers to the nearest thousand.

Since 2013, detailed monthly data have been available on the official website of the Croatian Bureau of Statistics, under “PC-Axis databases”, where it is possible to browse and print data in various forms. Databases are updated quarterly.

Sources and methods of data collection

The Croatian Bureau of Statistics carries out the statistical survey on the traffic in seaports by using the databases of the Croatian Integrated Maritime Information System. The Croatian Bureau of Statistics takes over a part of the database from the Ministry of Sea, Transport and Infrastructure, after which it performs further processing.

The Croatian Integrated Maritime Information System (CIMIS) has been used as a uniform platform for the recording of arrivals and departures of ships. Among other data, ships submit information on the traffic of goods and passengers to CIMIS through authorised maritime agents and shippers. The accuracy and completeness of the data in the official proceedings of registration is verified by the harbour master’s offices.

The detailed notes on methodology are issued in the publication entitled "Methodological Basics for Statistical Survey Traffic in Seaports", which is also available on the web site of the Croatian Bureau of Statistics.

Coverage

Data on traffic in seaports include arrived and departed ships, embarked and disembarked passengers and loaded and unloaded goods and relate to activities in all public seaports in the Republic of Croatia.

The statistical survey includes all ships under the national and foreign flags that arrived to or departed from the seaports in the Republic of Croatia, regardless of the activity they perform. Ships in ballast are included.

Data on traffic of passengers also include the passengers on cruise ships on excursions and present only their disembarkment.

Definitions

Statistical port consists of one or more ports, normally controlled by harbour master’s branch offices able to record ship and cargo movements.

Ships are vessels with a length of more than 12 m and of over 15 GT or those authorised to carry more than 12 passengers.

Sea passenger is considered to be every person that makes a sea journey on a merchant ship. Service staffs assigned to merchant ships are not regarded as passengers. Non-fare paying crew members travelling but not assigned and infants in arms are excluded.

Cruise passenger excursion is a short visit by a cruise passenger to a tourist attraction associated with a port while retaining a cabin on board.

National traffic of passengers refers to the traffic between two national ports.

International traffic of passengers includes the traffic between a port of embarkment of passengers in the Republic of Croatia and a port of disembarkment of passengers abroad and vice versa.

Goods are any goods moved on sea. This includes all packaging and equipment such as containers, swap-bodies, pallets or road goods vehicles. Goods carried in lorries, trailers or semi-trailers are included. Conversely, the following items are excluded: bunkers and stores of vessels, fish carried in fishing vessels and fish-processing ships, goods carried internally between different basins or docks of the same port.

 

Abbreviations  
   
GT gross tonnage
m metre
t tonne
'000 thousand
   
Symbols  
   
- no occurrence

 

 

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