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Portuguese Ports See 6.2% Fall In Cargo In 2019

Portuguese ports see 6.2% fall in cargo in 2019

Lisbon, Portugal (PortSEurope) February 26, 2020 – The AMT – Mobility and Transport Authority (Autoridade da Mobilidade e dos Transportes) has reported that in 2019 its mainland ports recorded a total cargo volume of 86.9 in 2019 million tons, down 6.2% on 2018, reflecting a fall in volume of 5.7 million tons. Port2018 (mt)2019 (mt)Pct ChangeViana do Castelo326,325380,196 +16.5Douro e Leixões192,209,31419,557,830 +1.8Aveiro5,624,3815,495,851 -2.3Figueira da Foz2,010,0601,932,751 -3.8Lisbon11,341,06611,345,9660,0Setubal6,151,3076,339,539 +3.1Sines47,871,29441,784,215 -12.7Faro145,781111,802 -23.3Portimao655521 -20.5TOTAL92,680,18386,948,662 -6.2 This is mainly
due to the port of Sines, which which saw cargo down 6.1 million tons, due to effect of the decrease in imports of coal and crude oil and the decrease in volume of containerized cargo, which reached a total of -4.9 million tons, due to the drop in transhipment operations. The decrease in transhipment containers was due to labour disputes at Terminal XXI from May to August and the occurrence of a hydrocarbon spill in April near ​​the same terminal. The ports of Aveiro, Figueira da Foz, Faro and Portimão were responsible, together, for a fall of 240,000 (mt). Leixões, Setúbal, Viana do Castelo and Lisbon registered increases compared to the year 2018, presenting, respectively, +1.8%, +3.1%, +16.5% and +0.04%, the which corresponds to a total of +595.5 mt. Containerized cargo, coal and crude oil accounted for 85.7% of the total of 9.6 million tons of lost cargo. Petroleum products in Sines increased almost +2 million tons, representing 51% of the total of +3.8 million tonnes totaling cargo gains in the various markets. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2020.

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