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Vigo Port Traffic Rises In January 2021

Vigo port traffic rises in January 2021

Vigo, Spain (PortSEurope) February 22, 2021 – The Galician port of Vigo has reported January 2021 cargo traffic increased by 9.47%. Noteworthy was a +8.39% rise in general merchandise traffic to a total of 307,994 tons last month, compared to 284,161 tons in the same month of 2020. Main merchandise In the case of Ro-Ro containers, the increase was +85.29%, highlighting the movement of full
containers, an increase of +105.50%. Regarding the containers moved at the Guixar Terminal, the rise was +11.74%, both for empty (+25.44%) and full (+8.38%). The total of TEUs moved increased by +18%, while containerized goods registered an increase of +16.08%. Among the increasing merchandise during the past month are, by volume, automobiles (59,120 tons), frozen fish (33,066 tons), and metals and manufacture (21,355 tons). If the reference is by increase with respect to the previous year, it is worth highlighting: fruits, vegetables and legumes (+294.93%); food (+68.15%); auto parts (+62.79%); machinery (+39.52%); raw granite (+26.59%); processed granite (+6.21%); wood, staves and sleepers (+5.03%); and automobiles (+0.56%); among other. The negative point is made by fresh fishing, which registered a fall of -17.08%, mainly due to the closure of the HORECA channel due to the restrictions on restoration derived from the pandemic in much of the month of January. Similarly, cruise traffic continues to record negative figures due to the ban on stopovers since last March. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2021.

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