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06 April 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 04:57 GMT+2

February 7, 2020

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Traffic in the port of Barcelona stable in 2019

In the last quarter, there was a decrease in -5,5%

The port of Barcelona ended 2019 with a traffic total of 66.0 million tonnes of goods, the same volume as the previous year and the result of a drop of -2.3% in traffic recorded in the first quarter followed by increases of 5.8% and 1.4% over the two quarters -5.5% in the last period of the year quarterly 2019.

Last year, the only traffic in miscellaneous goods 45.7 million tonnes (-1.5%), of which 34.2 million tonnes of containerized goods made with 3,324,650 teu (-3.2%) container handling including nearly 1.4 million teeu in transit (-4.3%), and 11.6 million tonnes of conventional goods (0.2%). The handling of 810,000 units (-4.0%). In liquid bulk segment the total was 16.1 million tonnes (5.3%), of which 12.4 million tonnes of hydrocarbons (-0.9%) 3.7 million tonnes of other cargo (33.6%), including 1.4 million tonnes of liquid liquids biofuels (up 92.2%), 1.0 million tonnes of products chemicals (5.0%), 881 thousand tonnes of oils and fats (up 23.8%) And 73,000 tonnes of petroleum derivatives (up 6.5%). The solid bulks amounted to almost 4.1 million tonnes (-3.6%), including 1.3 million tonnes of soybeans (-3.7%), 1.1 million tonnes of cement and clinker (-11.4%), 547 thousand tonnes of potassa (-11.4%) and 566 thousand tons of cereals and (up 8.4%).

In 2019, passenger traffic at the port port more than 4.6 million people ( 3.0%), 1.5 million ferry passengers (up 2.7%) 3.1 million cruisers (3.1%).

In the fourth quarter of 2019 alone, the reduction of -5.5% on corresponding period of the previous year of traffic moved which totaled 15.3 million tonnes was driven by the reduction in volumes all major business segments except goods that grew by 5.1% to 2.8 million Tons. Container traffic fell by -8.5% to 8.1 million tonnes, with a container movement that is 772 thousand teu (-13.7%). Liquid bulks have 3.4 million tonnes (-6.3%), of which less than 2.7 million tonnes million tonnes of hydrocarbons (-8.0%) 736 thousand tons of other loads (0.7%). Dry bulks totaled 1.0 million tonnes (-4.9%). Passengers on the ferries were 705 thousand (-3.3%) 217,000 (-3.8%).

In December alone, the port handled almost 4.9 million tonnes of goods, with a decrease of -12.6% on December 2018 driven by reductions of -12.5% of goods -20.6% of liquid bulks and -26.4% of container solid bulks. Conventional goods increased by 8.9%.

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