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Passenger Traffic Grows At Port Of Almería

Passenger traffic grows at port of Almería

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Almería, Spain (PortSEurope) August 16, 2021 – In July, 6,549 passengers passed through the Almería Maritime Station (5,075 passengers and 1,471 truck drivers), 36.5% more than in the same month last year, using ferries linking the port with Melilla and Nador, Morocco). The increase is explained both by the increase in freight transport by truck with driver with the ports of the Autonomous City and the
Moroccan, and by the free movement of people between Almería and Melilla, which in July of last year was restricted due to measures against the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis. Nevertheless, the passenger number last July remains 97% less than in July 2019 – pre-Covid, the last year in which Operation Paso del Estrecho (OPE) was carried out. In 2020, the OPE did not take place with either Algeria or Morocco, since the borders were closed to the transit of travelers. In 2021, Algeria retains the same restrictive measures, while Morocco has opened its ports only to ferries from France, Italy and Portugal, but not from Spain. Figures from Autoridad Portuaria de Almería (APA – Port Authority of Almería). Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2021.

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