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Port Of Tenerife Moves 12,000 TEUs In International Transshipment In The First Quarter Of The Year

Port of Tenerife moves 12,000 TEUs in international transshipment in the first quarter of the year

The port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife registered from January to March of this year a movement of 12,000 TEUs in international transshipment traffic, which means tripling the figures registered in the same period of 2020 when 4,125 units were moved – March 31,2021 Going back one more year, from January to March 2019 the movement was limited to 358 TEUs, which gives us a
more precise idea of ​​the evolution of this international operation in our port. More specifically, it was in January 2021 when the greatest increase was experienced compared to the same thirty in 2020, with 6,376 TEUs compared to 1,646 in January of last year when the pandemic had not yet been declared. The difference is 4,730 units. Regarding the months of February and March, in both cases the increase in movements compared to the same thirty-year period in 2020 reached an average of 1,500 TEUs / month, positive in turn linked to the thirteen percent improvement in the number of leading ships of the transshipment is concerned. Translated into merchandise, the port of Tenerife has moved 146,800 tons of merchandise in international transshipment in this first quarter of the year, 43 percent more than in the same period last year when the figure was established at 102,600 tons. In this sense, it is necessary to highlight the role played by the Grimaldi Lines ships that cover the circuits between America, Africa and Europe, a shipping company that continues to bet on the port of Tenerife as a link for these transshipments of merchandise between the three continents. Along with Grimaldi Lines, ships of the Maersk shipping company were registered again in the first quarter of this year, which, although it already operated in 2019, did not call in the first quarter of 2020. Among these vessels, the regular presence of units such as Grande Senegal, Grande Luanda, and Grande Dakar, from Grimaldi Lines, and the San Vicente, BSL Cape Town and Santa Isabel, by Maersk Lines stands out. Through these maritime lines, Santa Cruz de Tenerife is established as a hub port, or a logistics and distribution connection center, between Europe, Africa and America, with special emphasis on African ports as receiving facilities for merchandise. Today, “Hooge” operative. The “Hooge”, a Maersk Lines container ship, is already operating at the Tenerife Container Terminal (TCT) which it has called from Nouadhibou, on the west coast of Africa.Consigned by Marmedsa, his most recent visit dates from February of this year, with new stopovers already confirmed for the coming months. For today, the unloading of about 200 full containers is scheduled to be transported in the next few days to another port, most likely on the African coast. Source: Autoridad Portuaria de Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Port Authority of Tenerife)

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