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Portugal’s Mainland Ports Traffic Rises 1.3% In 2017

Portugal’s mainland ports traffic rises 1.3% in 2017

Lisbon, Portugal (PortSEurope) October 9, 2018 – Portuguese mainland commercial ports handled a record 89.2 million tonnes of cargo in 2017, 1.3% more than in 2016, the results of the “Maritime Goods Traffic in the Context of Intermodality” report of Portugal’s Mobility and Transport Authority (AMT) showed. The positive performance was backed by rises of 19.1% in Lisbon, 13.5% in Aveiro, 7.2% in Leixões and 5.3% in Viana do Castelo.
However, there were declines of 0.4% in Figueira da Foz, 3.3% in Sines, 12.6% in Setúbal and 46.3% in Faro. In 2017, maritime transport accounted for 8.1% of the total domestic traffic and 76.1% of international traffic. Globally, around 261.4 million tonnes of goods were transported in terms of net weight, 4.3% more than in 2016. Source: Observador Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2018.

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