Coruña, Spain (PortSEurope) October 13, 2021 – In September, total cargo traffic was 1.02 million tonnes, up a huge 46.24% on the same month of 2020. This exceptional growth follows the 41% growth experienced in August. Fuels and building materials were drivers of growth. The annual accumulated figure between January and September was 8.61%, compared to the same period in 2020. One of the sectors
with the highest growth is liquid bulk at 664,859 tons, an impressive 85.84% in January-September, equal to 7.42% in the accumulated figure for the year. Solid bulk increased by +7.8% and general merchandise recorded a drop of -7.39%. The president of Autoridad Portuaria de A Coruña (APC – A Coruña Port Authority), Martín Fernández Prado, emphasised that the figures show the port recovering from the pandemic period. At the same time, the port has continued with energy transition projects such as energy transition and the complete transfer of activity to Punta Langosteira. Among the main challenges were the consolidation of the Outer Port as a hub for agri-foodstuffs bulk cargo, the arrival of liquid bulk cargo with Oleosilos de Galicia and Repsol, and the attraction of large cargoes and unique operations such as that of the world’s largest caisson ship, the Kugira, which has recently arrived at the port. As well as cargo, A Coruña is a cruise port on tourist routes in both northern and southern Europe. Statistics from Autoridad Portuaria de A Coruña (APC – A Coruña Port Authority). Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2021.
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