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11 July 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 13:34 GMT+2

June 17, 2020

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In May, freight traffic in the port of Barcelona down -35.1%

In the first five months of 2020, the decline was -16.7%

Last month, the volume of freight traffic Barcelona has led to a sharp rise in the negative trend determined by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on airport. Altogether, on the docks of the Catalan port 4.07 million tonnes of cargo have been handled, with a -35.1% on May 2019. Except for bulk 366,000 tonnes, have seen an increase in 55.3%, the other types of freight volumes marked a contraction from the various goods that have totaled 3.84 million tonnes (-35.8%), of which 2.26 million tonnes tonnes of containerized goods (-31.5%) made with a container handling of 213 thousand teu (-33.4%) - including 84,000 teu in transit (-40.0%) and 130 thousand teu in import-export (-28.3%) - and 581 thousand tonnes of conventional goods (-48.3%). The contraction of the volumes of liquid bulks, which are 880,000 tonnes (-46.0%), of which 678 thousand tonnes of hydrocarbons (-43.8%) and 202 thousand tons of others (-52.2%). Particularly affected the passenger sector which has seen cruise traffic reset relative to 362 thousand cruisers moved in May 2019 and a drop of -81.1% of the ferry passengers who have dropped to 19,000.

In the first five months of 2020, the port handled a total of 23.33 million tonnes of goods, a decrease in the number of 16.7% on the January-May period last year. Goods 12.29 million tonnes (-16,4%) with a container handling of 1.16 million teu (-20.0%) including 438 thousand in transit (-32.3%) and 719 thousand in import and export (-10.1%). Conventional goods are 3.82 million tonnes (-21.1%). Liquid and solid bulks decreased by -18.1% and -0.3% respectively to 5.55 million 1.68 million tonnes. In the passenger segment cruise traffic fell by -78.3% to 199,000 and the ferry number fell by -58.4% to 183,000.

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