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22 May 2022 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 19:49 GMT+2



April 21, 2022

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In March the traffic of goods in the port of Barcelona is increased by +16.9%

In the first quarter of this year recorded a growth of +10,9%

Last month the port of Barcelona handled 6.5 million of tons of goods, a volume that represents the new record for the month of March and an increase of +16.9% on March 2021. In the only miscellaneous goods sector traffic was 4.5 million tons (+6.8%), of which 3.5 million tons of containerized goods (+5.6%) totaled with a handling of containers pairs to 319 thousand teu (+2.4%) and 1.0 million tons of conventional goods (+10.8%). In the liquid bulk sector have been enlivened 1,5 million tons of cargo (+43.3%) and that of dry bulk 568 thousand tons (+60.3%), volume the latter which constitutes the new monthly historical record for this product segment.

In the first quarter of 2022, the Catalan port of call has handled a total of 17.6 million tonnes, a volume that is the new record for this time of year and results in growth of +10.9% on the first three months of last year. In the Miscellaneous goods sector totalled 11.9 million of tons (-0.9%), including 9.2 million tons of goods in containers (-4.1%) made with a container handling pari a 877mila teu (-3.3%) - of which 380mila teu in transito (-6.3%) and 497 thousand teu at disembarkation / embarkation (- 0.9%) - and 2.7 million teu at the disembarkation / embarkation tons of conventional goods (+11.3%). In the sector of liquid bulk 4.4 million tons were handled (+58.6%), volume representing the new record for first quarter, and in that of dry bulk 1.2 million tons (+23.0%).

In the first three months of this year the passenger traffic of the ferries in the port of call was 160 thousand people (+88.6%), while cruise passengers - who last year were absent due to of the limitations due to the Covid-19 pandemic - were 92 thousand.








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