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Port Of Vigo Sees Over 9% Rise In Cargo Traffic In January 2021

Port of Vigo sees over 9% rise in cargo traffic in January 2021

Source: PortSEurope
Vigo, Spain (PortSEurope) February 23, 2021 – The Port of Vigo located in Pontevedra, Galicia, registered an increase of +9.47% in merchandise traffic for the month of January 2021, compared to the same period in 2020. Standing out is the +8.39% rise in general merchandise traffic to 307,994 tons last month, compared to 284,161 tons. Main merchandise Ro-Ro containers rose to +85.29%, highlighting the movement
of full containers, with a rise of +105.50%. Regarding the containers moved at the Guixar Terminal, the rise was +11.74%, both for empty (+25.44%) and full (+8.38%). The total of TEUS moved increased by +18%, while containerized goods registered an increase of +16.08%. Among the most prominent merchandise during the past month are, by volume, automobiles (59,120 tons), frozen fish (33,066 tons), and metals and their manufactures (21,355 tons). If the reference is by increase with respect to the previous year, it is worth highlighting: fruits, vegetables and legumes (+294.93%); food (+68.15%); auto parts (+62.79%); pizarra (+55.63%); machinery (+39.52%); raw granite (+26.59%); processed granite (+6.21%); wood, staves and sleepers (+5.03%); and automobiles (+0.56%). The negative commodity is fresh fishing, which registered a fall of -17.08%, mainly due to the closure of the HORECA channel due to the restrictions on restoration derived from the pandemic in much of January. Similarly, cruise traffic continues to record negative figures due to the ban on stopovers since last March. Source: Autoridad Portuaria de Vigo (APV – Port Authority of Vigo) Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2021.

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