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Tarragona Port Increases Live Cattle Export

Tarragona port increases live cattle export

Source: Autoridad Portuaria de Tarragona
Tarragona, Spain (PortSEurope) May 9, 2020 – Animal trafficking in the Port of Tarragona showed positive results in the first four months of the year with 107,147 head of livestock, representing a 65% increase. As of April 30, there have been 13,147 movements of cattle and 94,000 sheep in the Port. Data that almost triples the result of 2019 for the same period. The Port of Tarragona
attributes this increase in live livestock traffic to the opening of three new markets in Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Morocco. This April, the first export of live animals was made from the Port of Tarragona to Morocco. A shipment of 2,410 units of cattle will mark the start of this new trade route to the port of Jadida, 100 kilometers south of the Moroccan city of Casablanca. Livestock exports from the Port of Tarragona have as their main destination the Middle East, North Africa and other ports in the Mediterranean basin. This year, countries such as Jordan with 57,000 head of cattle exported, Saudi Arabia with more than 21,000 and Libya with 16,000 have increased this traffic during the first months of the year. The Port of Tarragona is one of the two Spanish ports authorized by the Ministry of Agriculture for the loading of live cattle. During 2019, 242,000 units of live livestock were moved to the Port of Tarragona, a figure that was an increase of almost 7% compared to the 2018 figure which was about 226,000 units. In 2019, the most important destinations, in order of volume, were Lebanon, Libya and Algeria. Source: Autoridad Portuaria de Tarragona (APT – Port Authority of Tarragona) Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2020.

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