Málaga, Spain (PortSEurope) February 16, 2021 – Port of Málaga has reported January 2021 total traffic of 377,511 tons, an increase of 58.1% compared to the same month of 2019. Container bulk and liquid bulk were the leading sectors. Containers In January 2021, 38% of the total tons moved in 2020, so if the global economic and health situation allows full recovery of traffic, the port
could see this operation significantly increased this year. The port moved 235,923 tons in the first month of the year, which represents an increase of 332% compared to the same month of 2019. It should also be noted the significant increase of about 2,000% in the movement of full containers in transit (177,685 tons in January 2021). This activity, which accounted for 75% of the total containerized merchandise, opens the opportunity for the port to position itself as an interesting logistics platform in southern Europe. Liquid bulk This traffic, made up mainly of oil and fuel, was the one that grew the most in percentage terms during the month of January. Movement of 27,777 tons represented an increase of 1,012% compared to the same period in 2020. Other traffic Solid bulk Solid bulk traffic, mainly related to agri-food, started the year with reduced numbers, reducing its operations by half. However, the clinker movement maintained its activity with 27,071 tons, which represented an increase of 9% in relation to the same month of the previous year. New vehicles An upward trend in vehicle import traffic that was observed during the last quarter of 2020 continued at the beginning of this year. The movement of 1,469 units in January still reveals a slight decrease of 13.7% compared to the same month last year, so it has not yet reached the levels of operations reached before the pandemic, but a certain stabilization is being observed. Passengers The movement of passengers was the most affected by the mobility restrictions, with a movement of 9,107 passengers in January corresponding to the Malaga-Mellilla connection, since cruise tourism is non-existent today. Therefore, an 80% decrease in the flow of people is observed during the beginning of the year. This figure could increase in the second semester due to the evolution and generalization of the vaccine. In 2021, the Port of Malaga will continue to be attentive to future indications sent by the competent authorities in light of the current situation, guaranteeing the supply chain in a sustainable and safe way, and giving the green light to projects that contribute to the economic and social boost of the site. port, as well as the companies related to it. Source: Autoridad Portuaria de Málaga (APM – Port Authority of Málaga) Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2021.