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Traffic In Ferrol – San Cibrao Increases Despite The Pandemic

Traffic in Ferrol – San Cibrao increases despite the pandemic

Source: PortSEurope
Ferrol, Spain (PortSEurope) October 10, 2020 – The virus created a hole in the Spanish port system equivalent to one-ninth of its total business volume. The Caneliñas outer dock lost the main traffic of coal, which in 2019 reported 2,154,979 tons, down from 2018, 4,730,790. However, Autoridad Portuaria de Ferrol-San Cibrao (APF – Port Authority of Ferrol) moved close to eight million tons of goods at
its facilities so far in 2020, a record that consolidates it among the top four on the North Atlantic-Cantabrian façade, along with those of Bilbao, Gijón and A Coruña. Companies that operate in the Ferrol and San Cibrao docks handled 7,811,071 tons of raw materials and products between January 1 and September 30 of this year, compared to the 8,865,162 in 2019. At the end of the third quarter the balance sheet for the year stood at -11.9%, when at the end of the second it was at -15% and at the end of the first at – 32%. While the transit of solid bulks fell by 24.1%, liquids increased by 40.3%. General merchandise decreased by 6.4%. Activity at the Port Authority facilities is increasing by 16.4%, 1,100,888 tons more, compared to last year. Bauxite leads the merchandise ranking followed by liquefied natural gas. The classification is completed in their high positions by alumina, fuel oil, oils, caustic soda, wood, scrap metal, biodiesel and steel. Among large traffics, in relative terms the evolution of fuel oil (64.1%) and LNG (64.1%) stand out. The increases in bauxite (16.9%), caustic soda (16.4%), oils (10.7%) and biodiesel (10%) also stand out. Container movements increased by 21.47% if measured in tons (from 70,933 to 86,164) and 40.6% if estimated in TEUs ( from 6,021 to 8,464). This underlies the entry into operation of the new regular container ship line between Caneliñas and the west of England, Ireland and Scotland, inaugurated in June by Containerships. This service joined the route that since 2018 offers connections with the British Tilbury, Rotterdam (Netherlands), Germany, Denmark, Finland, Poland, Sweden, Norway, Russia and the Baltic countries, also from the terminal operated by Yilport Ferrol under concession. The president of the Port Authority, José Manuel Vilariño, highlighted how the commitment to diversification of traffic is allowing to mitigate the cessation of coal imports and thus meet the objectives set in the institution’s business plan for 2020. Source: Autoridad Portuaria de Ferrol-San Cibrao (APF – Port Authority of Ferrol) Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2020.

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