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Valenciaport’s Activity In June Grew Over 11% In Total Traffic And Container Movement Compared To 2019

Valenciaport’s activity in June grew over 11% in total traffic and container movement compared to 2019

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The worst of the crisis is over and the pace of navigation of Valenciaport’s activity shows a very positive trend compared to 2019, a year without a pandemic. In June 2021, total merchandise traffic was 7,359,953 tons, which represents an improvement of 11.11% compared to 2019 and 20.6% in June 2020 – July 19, 2021 Increases above the two digits that also It occurs in the
movement of containers that in June of this year reached 487,803, which represents an increase of 11.33% compared to a “normal” year such as 2019 and 23.2% compared to a pandemic month that marked June 2020. Some data that is a reflection of the capacity of the Spanish and world economy to recover the path of growth after a year marked by a health and economic crisis. In this return to a positive activity, the exports of the companies of the Valencian Community and the area of ​​influence of Valenciaport are playing a strategic role. The full containers dedicated to foreign sales stood at 96,455 in June of this year, 17% more than the same month of 2019 and 35% more than in 2020. Both in this month and in the accumulated of the year, all the productive sectors register positive figures, especially strategic industries such as construction materials, agri-food and the automotive industry. However, there are still activities that require more time to grow back compared to pre-pandemic times. Thus, for example, passenger traffic in June of this year was 55% lower than 2019, although if we compare it with 2020, a favorable evolution is seen, growing by 48%. On the other hand, in June 2020, 43,803 vehicles were mobilized under the merchandise regime, which represents a decrease of -43% compared to 2019 and -7.83% compared to 2020. The first semester, follow the positive path Compared to the first half of the year, freight traffic amounted to 42.6 million, which represents an increase of 13.05% compared to the same period in 2020, and 4% more than between January and June 2019. The docks of During this time, the ports managed by the Valencia Port Authority mobilized a total of 2,830,826 TEUs, 11.65% more than in 2020 and 3.34% more than in 2019. Of the total containers managed in the first semester of the year, those destined for exports grew by 27% and those for imports by 16%, while those for transit did so by 4.4% compared to the same period in 2020. With regard to ro-ro traffic, in the first half of 2021 the total traffic was 6,314,320, 16.85% more than in 2020, while compared to 2019, this type of merchandise decreased by 7% . This year, the number of car units under the merchandise regime was 275,409, 11.61% more than in 2020 and 30% less than 2019. In reference to passenger traffic, the Valenciaport docks transported a total of 166,113 people, 13% less than in 2020. This June, after 15 months of activity stoppage, the Port of València received the first cruise ship in transit with 857 passengers. Construction materials lead exports In this first semester of 2021, freight traffic grew compared to 2020 in all sectors analyzed by the Statistical Bulletin of the PAV. If we compare only export traffic, the construction materials sector was the most dynamic with 3,485,772 tons, which represents a growth of 45.42% compared to 2020 and 29% if we compare it with the January-June period 2020. Next, the agri-food industry is positioned, which mobilized 2,223,052 tons abroad, 32% more than in 2020, while vehicles and transport elements managed 2,010,073 tons, 22% more. Other prominent sectors are other merchandise that grew foreign traffic by 24%,chemical products that increased by 20% or steelmakers that did so by 45% compared to 2020. By country, the highest traffic of full containers was with China with a total of 303,124 in the first half, 27% more than in 2020, followed by the United States, with a growth of 6.75% and in third place Turkey with an increase of 13%. Among the countries that have grown the most containers are India (49%), Morocco (54%) and Italy (58%). By geographical areas, the Far East is the area where the most containers were managed with a growth of 17.6% compared to 2020, followed by the Mediterranean and Black Sea (7.34%), West Africa (37.6%) or South America Atlantic (18.36%). Source: Autoridad Portuaria de València (APV – Valenciaport, Port Authority of Valencia)

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