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Port Of The Bay Of Cádiz Sees Over 9% Rise In Jan-Oct 2021 Cargo Traffic

Port of the Bay of Cádiz sees over 9% rise in Jan-Oct 2021 cargo traffic

Source: Autoridad Portuaria de la Bahía de Cádiz
Cádiz, Spain (PortSEurope) November 17, 2021 – In the first 10 months of 2021, the Port of the Bay of Cádiz reported total cargo handled of 3.95 million tons, up +9.03% on the same period of 2020. General merchandise maintains the upward trend that began in May 2020 and shows a cumulative growth of 61.75% to October, going from 1.2 million tons to almost 2
millions. Within this sector, fruits, vegetables and legumes and other food products stood out by volume, although it is worth noting that all products increased with the exception of sugar and machinery. Solid bulks decreased by 16%, from 1.1 million tons in October 2020 to 967,000 last month; while liquid bulks accumulate a drop of 22% in the first ten months of the year, although in the monthly comparison they grow 32%. In total, 894,421 tons of this group have been handled. Provisions show an increase of 33% as of October 2021, with 78,848 tons, while fresh fishing equals the figures of October 2020, with 12,230 tons of fish that reached a sale value of €37.5 million (+2.36%). Regarding the way in which merchandise is transported and associated with the growth of general merchandise, the evolution of container traffic stands out, reaching 1.2 million tons in October, representing an increase of 165%. Even more striking is the increase in containers (TEU), which reached 225%, with 146,554; and the number of containers, 200%, with 80,115 units. Road traffic, meanwhile, goes from 644,737 tons accumulated in October 2020 to 617,688 in the same period this year, which means a 4 percent decline. Finally, cruise traffic consolidates the reactivation of the sector in the Port of Cádiz with a month of October in which the monthly record in number of calls was broken, with 52. The final balance of cruise passengers in October amounted to 50,314. In the first ten months of the year, 84 stopovers were recorded (236 percent more than in October 2020) and 80,862 passengers, double the number on the same date last year. Figures from Autoridad Portuaria de la Bahía de Cádiz (APBC – Port Authority of Cadiz). Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2021.

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