Leixões, Portugal (PortSEurope) February 13, 2018 – Portugal’s mainland ports ended last year with a record cargo traffic of 95.9 million tonnes, up 2.2% from the previous peak in 2016.
Lisbon was the port that contributed the most to the favourable overall result, with a growth of 19.2% in 2017. Last year the volume of cargo moved in the capital rose to almost 12.2 million tonnes, close to two million tonnes more than the previous year.
According to the report, Leixões and Aveiro achieved record highs, with cargo moving above the previous highs, observed in 2015, of 3.8% and 10.7%, respectively.
In 2017, the port of Leixões grew by 6.5% over the previous year, with a turnover of more than 1.2 million tonnes, adding 0.8 of a percentage point to its market share of 20.3%. Aveiro grew by 13.5%, corresponding to a cargo traffic increase of 600,000 tonnes, increasing its share to 0.5 of a percentage point to 5.4%.
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