Cartagena, Spain (PortSEurope) February 13, 2018 – Cartagena port handled 34.7 million tonnes of cargo in 2017, up 9%, the highest figure in the history of the port, while its turnover stood at about 46 million.
Cartagena port authority (Autoridad Portuaria de Cartagena) said a growth was recorded in all segments: liquid bulk was 27.2 million tonnes, up 9%; solid bulk was 5.8 million tonnes, up 10%, and general cargo traffic was 1.5 million tonnes, up 11%.
The main activity was concentrated in the liquid bulk segment, which has broken its own historical record by constituting 80% of total traffic thanks to the industrial activity of the Escombreras Valley, particularly of Repsol and Enagás.
Cartagena is the leading European port in the export of live animals, with almost 700,000 heads sold to the Arab countries of the Mediterranean (Libya, Algeria, Lebanon and Tunisia).
The port handled 235,000 cruise passengers in 2017, up 25%.
Source: Inversión & Finanzas
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