Despite the continuation of the global pandemic, 2021 ended for Bologna Freight Village with a positive sign in all traffic sectors, confirming the strategic importance of the logistics and transport sector in such a difficult period.
The railway sector in particular stands out, with an overall increase of more than 18%, both in terms of the number of trains and the number of wagons handled on arrival and departure.
Compared to 2020, which saw some critical months with contractions of up to 30%, 2021 saw a real recovery in this sector with months that marked a growth trend in the number of trains of over 80%.
Rail wagons substantially follow the same trend as trains and, with the exception of a few months that have recorded a slight contraction, the trend has always been very high, with peaks of up to 70%.
Although we must be cautious in interpreting these data, we can however see a new year characterised by a consolidation of rail freight transport activities, with the activation of new rail links, which started at the end of 2021 and are about to start in 2022.
The road sector also performed well, closing the year with a positive sign, but at 12%.
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