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18 October 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 05:35 GMT+2



September 17, 2019

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Third consecutive month of the reduction of the containerized trade in the port of Barcelona

To August the bulk is increased

Last month the traffic of the goods enlivened from the port of Barcelona has recorded an increment of +6.0% on August 2018 thanks to the consisting rise of the bulk that has compensated the bending, for the third consecutive month, of the goods containerized. Altogether tons regarding 5,2 million tons are enlivened 5,5 million in August last year.

In the field of the goods several the total has been of 3,6 million tons, of which beyond 2,7 million tons of containerized cargos (- 8.4%), that pairs to 271 thousand are realized with a container handling teu (- 8.5%) included 107 thousand in transit (- 15.1%), and 846 thousand conventional tons of goods (- 0.3%). Car handling has been of 44 thousand unit (+12.5%). The liquid bulk is piled to 1,6 million tons (+47.2%), of which 1,2 million tons of hydrocarbons (+33.9%) and 396 thousand tons of other cargos liquids (+109.6%), and the bulk sand banks to 365 thousand tons (+19.9%).

Last month the passengers in the Catalan port have been 727 thousand (+12.4%), of which 401 thousand in the segment of cruises (+21.6%) and 325 thousand in that of ferries (+2.8%).

In the first eight months of the 2019 total traffic of the goods it has been of 45,1 million tons, with a progression of +0.9% on the period January-August last year. The goods several has been attested 31,0 million to tons (- 0.7%), included 23,2 million tons of goods in container (- 0.3%), with a handling of containers pairs almost 2,3 million teu (+1.3%) of which 975 thousand (+4.2%), and in transit 7,8 million conventional tons of goods (- 1.8%). Car handling has been of 521 thousand vehicles (- 7.0%). The liquid bulk has grown of +6.4% to 11,4 million tons, of which 8,7 million tons of hydrocarbons (- 2.2%) and than less 2,7 million tons than other liquid bulk (+49.4%). The solid bulk has totaled 2,7 million tons (- 2.6%).

In the first eight months of this year the passengers have been almost 3,2 million (+5.4%), of which 2,0 million crocieristi (+5.4%) and 1,1 million passengers of ferries (+5.3%).

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