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July 22, 2022

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The port of Barcelona has set its own new record of semi-annual container traffic

In the first half of 2022 it was exceeded by the first time quota 1,8 million teu

In the first six months of this year the port of Barcelona has established its new historical record of half-year traffic of goods having handled 35.3 million tonnes of loads, with an increase of +10.3% compared to the first half of 2021. The new peak has been reached thanks to the substantial volumes of goods handled both in the first and in the second quarter of 2022 that are only below the record quarterly of 18.3 million tons marked in the period April-June of the pre-pandemic year of 2019.

In the second quarter of this year the Spanish port of call handled a total of 17.8 million tonnes of loads, with a progression of +9.8% over the corresponding period of 2021. In the field of miscellaneous goods, containerized cargoes are piled to 10,1 million tons (+8.1%) with a container handling that amounted to 928 thousand teu (+4.8%), of which 496 thousand teu in import-export (-1.2%) and 431 thousand teu in transit (+12.7%), while conventional goods have totaled 3.0 million tons (+8.2%). Liquid bulk increased by +26.9% rising to almost 3.5 million tons, while dry bulk decreased by -11.3% to 1.1 million Tons. If in the passenger sector the activity of the ferries showed a clear recovery of +134.6% with 360 thousand passengers, the activity in the cruise segment, almost stops with less than 3 thousand passengers in the second quarter of 2021 to due to the pandemic, it recorded 578 thousand passengers.

The new overall traffic record achieved in the first semester of 2022 was generated by the new historical peak of the six-monthly containerized traffic that stood at 19,4 million tons (+2.0%) with a handling of containers that has been pairs to 1,8 million teu (+0.7%), of of which 993 thousand in import-export (-1.0%) and 811 thousand in transit (+2.9%). In the first six months of this year, conventional goods have attested to 5.8 million tons (+9.7%), liquid bulk to 7.9 million tons (+42.8%) and solid bulk to 2.3 million of tons (+3.2%). The handling of cars is was 249 thousand vehicles (-13.0%). In the field of ferries the traffic has been of 520 thousand passengers (+118.2%) and in that of cruises of 670 thousand passengers (+23,424.2%).

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