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27 February 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 08:48 GMT+1

February 12, 2020

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-5.1% drop in freight traffic handled by ports Spanish in the last quarter of 2019

The full year ended with a record total of 564.6 million tonnes (up 0.2%)

In the last quarter of 2019, freight traffic Spanish ports fell by -5.1% as they were 136.4 million tonnes compared to 143.7 million tonnes tonnes in the period of the previous year. The reduction is was driven by both the decline in containerized goods, which 47.2 million tonnes (-1.8%) with a 4.2 million teu (-3.1%), both falling liquid bulk volumes, which totaled 44.7 million tonnes (-2.6%), which from the contraction in volumes dry bulks, which amounted to 22.4 million tonnes (-17,7%). On the other hand, the growth of conventional goods 1.9% to 19.3 million tonnes.

In the whole of 2019, total port traffic reached 564.6 million tonnes, with a slight increase in 0.2% on the previous year. The largest increase (3.5%) was recorded by liquid bulks with 187 million tons and was driven by gas traffic biofuels, which have risen from 11.2 million tonnes in 2018 to 15.6 million in 2019 and 5 million tonnes 6.5 million tonnes. Goods are also on the rise 274 million tonnes, or 2.5%, with a total of 274 million tonnes significant increases in traffic such as non-metallic minerals Feed and fodder (up 14%) fruits, vegetables and legumes (up 8%). On the other hand, solid bulks fell by -11.0% 90.9 million tonnes, with a decrease in mainly coal traffic that has gone from 26.4 million tonnes in 2018 to 17.6 million tonnes in the following year.

Last year passenger traffic was eventful Spanish ports totalled 37.3 million 3.6%, of which 26.7 million passengers regular seafarers (3.0%) 10.6 million cruisers (up 4.8%).

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