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24 October 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 22:50 GMT+2



September 18, 2020

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The port of Valencia has set its new record monthly container traffic history

In August, 503,482 teu were moved (up 7.1%)

Valencia's port system, disrupting the series five-month consecutive period in which containerized traffic contracted between -9.8% and -19.6% at due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, last month it recorded their new historical monthly record of traffic 503,482 teu, of which almost all (499,480 teu) moved in Valencia's port airport alone. The new peak represents an increase of 7.1% on August 2019 and a rise of 2.2% on July 2019 when it had been set the previous historical record. New all-time record monthly containerized traffic which is such also in terms weight of the loads handled as they amounted to 5.84 million tonnes (up 12.9%).

The increase in containers was sufficient to make Valencia's port system also set a new record traffic for the month of August alone, which is 7.21 million tonnes, up 2.2% on August 2019. This growth compensated for the declines in conventional goods traffic, 910,000 tonnes (-11.9%), bulk 306,000 tonnes (-49.4%), and of solid bulks, down -34.3% to 144,000 tonnes.

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