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Port Of Vigo Sees Record Cargo Traffic In May

Port of Vigo sees record cargo traffic in May

Source: PortSEurope
Vigo, Spain (PortSEurope) June 22, 2021 – In the month of May this year, the Port of Vigo exported a total of 211,915 tons of merchandise. This is the highest record in the last twenty years. Compared to May 2021 with the same period of 2019 (prepandemic), total traffic in the Port of Vigo grew by + 8.20%, merchandise by + 9.96%, and general merchandise
by + 9.19% and solid bulks + 41.08%. In the first five months of the year total traffic grew by + 10.20% compared to the same period in 2019, registering an increase of + 11.43% in the movement of goods, a + 12.08% in the case of general merchandise and + 8.58% in solid bulks.  Regarding the movement of containers, those moved at the Bouzas Terminal (Ro-Ro) decreased by -36.8% compared to May 2019, while those moved at the Guixar Terminal (Lo-Lo ) maintain their record, with a slight fall of 0.01%. The total number of TEUs have suffered a decrease of 6.01%, while the goods moved in containers, both in Bouzas and Guixar, have increased by + 2.28% during this period. In the year-on-year comparison, the total of TEUS moved by both crane and rolling means continues to rise, registering a growth of + 6.34% compared to the same period of 2019, boosted by the good performance of the Container Terminal, where the movements accounted for + 11.93%. Likewise, goods moved by container continue to rise, reaching an increase of + 11.86%. The most significant merchandise in May were: frozen fish (with 78,674 tonnes and an increase of 20.72%); automobiles (with 67,367 tons moved and an increase of + 17.11% compared to the same month of 2019); and cement (with 34,491 tons and a + 41.08% increase). In the case of the accumulated to May 2021, cars stand out (346,445 tons and an increase of + 23.50%); frozen fish (230,754 tonnes and a + 10.36% increase); and metals and their manufactures, which, despite having fallen by 9.15%, accumulate a total of 152,797 tons until last May. Source: Autoridad Portuaria de Vigo (APV – Port Authority of Vigo) Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2021.

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