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Port Of A Coruña See Cargo Traffic Rise In January 2021

Port of A Coruña see cargo traffic rise in January 2021

Coruña, Spain (PortSEurope) February 24, 2021 – In January 2021, Port of ACoruña recorded total cargo traffic of 1,03 million tonnes, compared with 923,189 tonnes in January 2020. This was an increase of 11.78% and is the first increase since April 2020. The key driver was solid bulks, exceeding a 100% increase, rising from 183,000 tonnes in 2020 to 369,114 tonnes this year. The goods
with the highest growth in this category were agri-foodstuffs in general, with maize and flour standing out. Other solid bulk with notable figures were quartz and also two singular unloadings of 10,000 tonnes of salt from salt mines in the south of Spain. The good performance of agri-foodstuffs bulk cargoes demonstrates the consolidation of the Punta Langosteira as the main logistics centre in north-west Spain for these goods, which are the raw materials for the manufacture of compound animal feed products with a destined for livestock and poultry. Liquid bulk cargoes fell by 9%, from 661,314 tonnes to 602,284 tonnes, although, despite the Covid-19 mobility restrictions, there was a decrease in the volume of liquid bulk cargoes from 661,314 to 602,284 tonnes, although, despite the mobility restrictions, which did not exist in January 2020, there is a trend towards recovery in this crucial sector in the port. The growth of refined products was close to 30%, exceeding 321,000 tonnes. As far as general cargo, a decrease can be seen, mainly linked to wood traffic. In fresh fish and seafood traffic, no major variations were recorded,with 1,270 tonnes in the first month of the year, amidst a context of future concern due to the new scenario due to Brexit. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2021.

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