First Release

Year: LIX.
Zagreb, 14 November 2022
TRAN-2022-3-1/3

ISSN 1334-0557

TRAFFIC IN SEAPORTS, THIRD QUARTER OF 2022

 

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

In the third quarter of 2022, more than 18 million passengers embarked or disembarked in Croatian seaports. Compared to the same period of 2021, it was an increase of 14.5%. Compared to the third quarter of 2019, it was a decrease of 3.7%.

In the third quarter of 2022, the number of passengers on ferries and passenger ships amounted to 17.7 million, which was 12.6% 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, 1.3% less passenger cars and 20.4% more coaches embarked on and disembarked from ships compared to the same quarter of 2021.

Out of the total number of passengers in seaports, 435 thousand disembarked from cruise ships and visited, among others, the ports of Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar and Šibenik. Compared to the third quarter of 2021, it was an increase of 174.6%.

Increase in goods traffic in the third quarter of 2022

The total traffic of goods at the level of the Republic of Croatia increased by 10.7% compared to the same period of 2021, as a result of the increase in the traffic of dry bulk goods of 32.2% (with the share of 29% in the total traffic of goods) and the increase in tonnes of containerised goods of 16.9% (with the share of 17% in the total traffic of goods) compared to the same period of 2021. The traffic of liquid bulk (with the share of 47% in the total traffic of goods) decreased by 2.1%.

Of the five ports that account for 92% of the total traffic of goods in seaports, the increase in the third quarter of 2022 was recorded in the ports of Ploče (32.3%), Rijeka (30.8%), Bakar (8.8%) and Split (4.2%) compared to the third quarter of 2021.

1 TRAFFIC OF SHIPS, PASSENGERS AND GOODS IN SEAPORTS

    Unit of measure 2021 2022 Indices
VII – IX I – IX VII – IX I – IX VII – IX 2022
VII – IX 2021
I – IX 2022
I − IX 2021
Arrival of ships Number  127 056  250 378  139 883  279 767 110,1 111,7
Traffic of passengers ‘000  15 849  23 675  18 145  29 562 114,5 124,9
Traffic of goods ‘000 t  5 049  16 233  5 589  17 857 110,7 110,0

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

     Total traffic of goods, t Indices
VII – IX 2022
VII – IX 2021
Omišalj 1 518 934 88,7
Ploče 1 250 302 132,3
Rijeka 1 069 896 130,8
Split  659 133 104,2
Bakar  658 609 108,8

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, THIRD QUARTER OF 2022

     Traffic of passengers, total Indices
VII – IX 2022
VII – IX 2021
National traffic of passengers Indices
VII – IX 2022
VII – IX 2021
International traffic of passengers Indices
VII – IX 2022
VII – IX 2021
Total 18 144 658 114,5 17 483 966 112,1  660 692 258,4
Out of that            
Split 2 567 366 120,1 2 372 127 117,2  195 239 171,2
Dubrovnik 1 418 876 155,6 1 222 248 148,8  196 628 218,0
Korčula2) 1 217 053 121,9 1 204 181 120,9  12 872 614,1
Jablanac 1 173 102 111,1 1 173 102 111,1 - -
Zadar 1 113 922 116,6 1 027 389 108,0  86 533 3)
Cres  921 964 104,8  921 301 104,7   663 -
Supetar  878 348 112,0  878 348 112,0 - -
Preko  807 364 105,2  807 364 105,2 - -
Rab  713 873 108,7  713 419 108,6   454 -
Krk  707 655 106,4  707 308 106,3   347 -
Novalja  655 420 115,4  654 430 115,3   990 3)
Biograd  577 351 104,0  577 351 104,0 - -
Šibenik  573 740 148,4  560 869 146,4  12 871 344,0
Pula4)  551 290 114,5  525 408 110,0  25 882 708,3
Hvar  504 827 150,8  493 693 148,9  11 134 343,2
Makarska  378 180 105,9  378 180 105,9 - -
Stari Grad  354 777 105,1  354 420 105,1   357 174,1
Rabac  352 946 104,0  352 946 104,0 - -
Sućuraj  216 375 98,8  216 375 98,8 - -
Rogač  179 893 101,4  179 893 101,4 - -
Vis  168 584 109,5  168 584 109,5 - -
Trogir  143 331 99,2  142 836 99,1   495 139,4
Božava  142 886 93,6  142 886 93,6 - -
Vela Luka  131 615 95,9  131 615 95,9 - -
Sobra  126 647 101,8  126 392 101,7   255 128,1
Poreč  111 907 114,2  60 692 76,5  51 215 275,2
Ploče  107 172 44,6  107 166 44,6   6 -
Trpanj  106 447 44,3  106 447 44,3 - -
Rovinj  95 140 161,4  59 803 120,3  35 337 383,0

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

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

     Passenger cars, motorcycles and trailers, number Indices
VII – IX 2022
VII – IX 2021
Coaches, number Indices
VII – IX 2022
VII – IX 2021
Total 3 209 015 98,7  12 225 120,4
Harbour master’s office of Pula  120 883 102,5   118 44,5
Harbour master’s office of Rijeka  758 806 101,0  3 383 104,5
Harbour master’s office of Senj  588 489 102,4  3 607 136,0
Harbour master’s office of Zadar  511 826 100,6   377 123,2
Harbour master’s office of Šibenik  4 749 88,3 - -
Harbour master’s office of Split  835 364 100,0  2 424 135,3
Harbour master’s office of Ploče  28 255 38,6   50 54,9
Harbour master’s office of Dubrovnik  360 643 93,9  2 266 125,3

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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