September 7, 2020
- In July, freight traffic in Spanish ports
- Cruise traffic is still halted, while traffic
ferries fell by -54.6%
- The traffic of goods handled by Spanish ports is
on a monthly basis since November 2019, a decline that has been
very much accentuated since last March coinciding with the
first broad effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on many economies
World. Since last November, the negative trend has
all the main product segments in which the stopovers operate
Spanish dockers, with some little significant exception such as
the 3.7% increase in solid bulks recorded in April.
- The downward trend in the volume of
continued in July 2020, a month that - with 42.4 million
tons moved by national ports -- marked a
decrease of -13.2% on July 2019. The least significant contraction
was registered by containerized goods that are
16.1 million tonnes (-7.0%), which is a volume that is
was made with a container handling of almost
1.4 million teu (-10.9%). More consistent is the decline
conventional goods, which stood at 5.8 million
tonnes (-18.0%), both the decline in solid bulks, and
5.4 million tonnes (-25.3%), as well as
Liquid bulks fell by -11.1% to 14.4 million tonnes.
- However, Puertos del Estado pointed out that traffic
in July 2020 by Spanish ports confirms the phase of
recovery from the peak impact of the pandemic,
1.6 percentage point improvement
the previous month of June, which had marked a -14.8%, an increase in
- took over the president of the government agency, Francisco
Toledo - which "confirms the prediction we made months ago
evolution of port traffic and its gradual return
figures before the pandemic.'
- Particularly heavy was the impact of the
pandemic effects on passenger traffic due to
mainly the zeroing of cruise traffic compared to
966,000 cruisers in July 2019. The number of
1.7 million (-54.6%).
- In the first seven months of this year, Spanish ports
295.7 million tonnes of goods,
down -11.3% over the corresponding period in 2019.
In the container sector alone, traffic was 9.3
million teu (-10.1%).