Ferrandino (Assoporti) illustrates how the statistical criteria used are different.
A recent dispute burst out on the Italian- Brussels lane regarding statistic data published by Eurostat (EU Commission for statistics) on freights handled in European ports in 2012. Overall 3.7 billion tons were handled, recording 1% drop versus 2011. According to Eurostat, two years ago Italy handled overall 476.8 million tons freights (-4.6% versus former year). However Assoporti didn't appreciate the map listing the 'top 10' European ports without mentioning a single Italian port; only Messina was listed for freight trades in the Strait.
Time – date: 05:00 AM (GMT+1) - 25/03/2014
Altitude: 3 meters
Latitude: 45° 38' 59"
Longitude: 13° 45' 8"
On Saturday the region sees the arrival of humid Mediterranean currents, followed by a rather intense Atlantic front on Sunday. The anticyclone is preceded by Sirocco, and followed by colder air entering from Austria in the evening.