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18 May 2022 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 04:27 GMT+2

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In March, freight traffic in Spanish ports is decreased after 12 consecutive months of growth

In the first quarter of 2022, traffic was 136,7 million tons (+5.7%)

After 12 consecutive months of growth, last March the freight traffic in Spanish ports recorded a slight decrease of -0.9% being amounted to 46.0 million tons compared to 46.4 million tonnes in March 2021. The reduction is was determined by the decrease, in this case in place consecutively for eight months, of containerized traffic which amounted to 15.6 million tons (-7.1%) and was made with a handling of containers pairs to 1,4 million teu (- 6.6%), of which 787 thousand teu in transit (-3.1%). The solid bulk totalling 6.9 million tonnes (-3,2%). Liquid bulk rose by +5.1% to 15.1 million tons and the increase was also found to be conventional goods with 7.2 million tons (+2.0%).

In the first quarter of 2022 the ports of Spain have handled a total of 136.7 million tons of cargo, with a progression of +5.7% on the same period last year year. In the container sector, traffic was 46.3 million tons (-5.6%) and has been realized enlivening 4,2 million teu (- 3.3%) of which 2,2 million teu of transhipments (-6.2%). Conventional goods amounted to 20.1 million tons (+10.4%), liquid bulk to 44.3 million tons (+11.4%) and solid bulk to 22.4 million tons (+14,1%). Car traffic was 849 thousand vehicles (+76,3%). In the passenger segment, traffic was 3.9 million people (+121.1%) of which 810 thousand cruise passengers (+643,4%).

The government agency Puertos del Estado has highlighted that the Conflict in Ukraine in progress since February 24 has had an impact on the activities of Spanish ports and in particular on the solid bulk sector in which growth has taken place originated in the first part of the year.

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