Pasaia, Spain (PortSEurope) February 12, 2018 – The activity of the port of Pasaia rebounded in January, a small relief after closing 2017 with a 13.9% decrease in cargo traffic. The growth of 22.4% in the first month of the year compared to the same period in 2017 brings a dose of optimism.
In particular, the cargo traffic grew from 218,102 tonnes to 266,953 tonnes. If the comparison is made with December 2017, there is also an increase in activity: 4,000 tonnes more in January than in the previous month.
There was an increase of 134% in the handling of natural and artificial fertilisers, 100% in common salt and 127% in potassium chloride. As regards the core traffic for Pasaia, there are also data that draw attention. For example, in the case of scrap, 8,366 tonnes were serviced last month, versus no traffic in the segment in January 2017.
Iron and steel products were up 2% to 105,591 tonnes. Exports of cars also grew, up 17.7%. Mercedes was once again the port’s leading customer, with 8,260 vehicles on board, followed by Opel with 5,597 and Citröen with 1,885. The rebound of activity in January is also evident in the berthing of vessels. In January 76 ships arrived in Pasaia, compared to 65 in the same month of 2017.
Source: Diario Vasco
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