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Port Authority Of Almería See Increased Traffic In Jan-Oct 2018

Port Authority of Almería see increased traffic in Jan-Oct 2018

Port Authority Of Almería See Increased Traffic In Jan-Oct 2018© Autoridad Portuaria de Almería

Almería, Spain (PortSEurope) December 9, 2018 – Autoridad Portuaria de Almería (APA – Port Authority of Almería), which manages the ports of Almeria and Carboneras, has reported 664,233 tons of traffic in the period January-October 2018, up 11.25% on the same period of 2017.

The president of the Port Authority, Mari Carmen Ortiz, said a significant increase in container traffic in Almeria port was due to the regular container line which was put into service last June. with Algeciras. Between January and October 65,623 tons was handled, up 122.7%.

In absolute figures, the bulk of goods moving via ports of Almeria and Carboneras corresponds to solid bulk, with 5.33 million tons, a volume that represents an increase of 14.06%.

Bulk liquids saw an increase of 25.7%, with more than 36,000 tons, compared to 28,659 last year. In Spain, only five ports registered the highest relative increases.

Traffic of transit merchandise has grown 584%, with 1.026 million tons (against the 190,000 of the last year). All these goods have been transported in containers in transit.

Traffic of general merchandise registered a decrease of 13.7%, at 449,490 tons, and Ro-Ro traffic decreased by 5.06% to 322,819 tons.

The movement of passengers in the Port of Almeria is similar to last year. Between January and October 865,296 passengers embarked and disembarked, 0.17% more in 2017. With this figure, Almeria is ranked as the eighth Spanish port by passenger traffic.

With regard to passenger cars, 192,940 have passed through the port, up 4.3%.

Source: Autoridad Portuaria de Almería

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