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Port Traffic Grows By 2% In The Bay Of Cadiz Janury-August 2021

Port traffic grows by 2% in the Bay of Cadiz Janury-August 2021

Source: Autoridad Portuaria de la Bahía de Cádiz
Cádiz, Spain (PortSEurope) September 14, 2021 – Total general port traffic in the Bay of Cadiz registered growth of 2.13% up to August of this year compared to the same period in 2020, and is already close to 3 million tonnes of goods, according to Autoridad Portuaria de la Bahía de Cádiz (APBC – Port Authority of Cadiz). General cargo continues the upward trend of
recent months and shows an increase of 60.64% up to August, with 1.589 million tonnes, of which more than 425,000 tonnes is fruit, vegetables and other foodstuffs. Both solid and liquid bulk cargoes, while maintaining lower figures than those recorded in the accumulated figures for the previous year, did show a recovery, with significant growth in the monthly comparison. Liquid bulks, with 660,067 tonnes added up to August (-33% compared to August 2020), grew by 108% per month, moving 94,963 tonnes last month. Similarly, bulk solids, which accumulated 629,907 tonnes in the first eight months of the year, representing a decrease of 25% compared to the same period in 2020, moved 146,112 tonnes in August (up 26% compared to the same month last year). Regarding the mode of transport, container traffic (lolo) continues to show a significant development, with an increase of 223% in TEUs (114,428), 200% in number of containers (62,670) and 168% in tonnes (1,006,937). Road traffic, on the other hand, grew by 0.15% in containers (133,008 tonnes), while vehicles decreased by 8.96% compared to August 2020. In total, the movement of road traffic reached 491,671 tonnes, which represents a decrease of 6.71% compared to the first 8 months of the previous year. On the other hand, the provisioning of supplies increased by 40% up to August, with 58,658 tonnes; while fresh fish increased by 1% in tonnes (9,856) and by 3.7% in sales value, exceeding 30.7 million euros. Finally, cruise ship traffic, which resumed in June after the break due to the pandemic, continues to show a negative balance compared to August 2020, although in the monthly comparison there is a recovery, from 0 to 7 vessels. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2021.

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