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  • 2021 August 20 17:57

    Valenciaport handles more than 3.2 million containers up to July 2021 and grows by 10%

    In the first seven months of the year, more than 49.5 million tonnes have been handled, 11.1% more than in 2020 and 2.4% more than in 2019, according to the company's release.

    Cargo containers (exports) grew between January and July by 22.7% compared to 2020. Valenciaport’s connectivity facilitates the work of exporting companies in its hinterland, key to the recovery of economic activity and job creation.

    In these first seven months of the year, all sectors have increased. Of particular note is the growth in exports of iron and steel (37.1%), construction materials (35.26%) and the agri-food industry (28.11%) compared to 2020.

    In the interannual (August 2020-July 2021), 5.7 million containers will be exceeded, approaching the figure of six million in a context that is still complex due to the pandemic.

    In July this year, 456,650 TEUs and 6,837,639 tonnes of goods were handled, slightly higher than in the same month of 2020.

    By countries, China and the USA are the leading trading partners with 356,389 and 317,989 full containers respectively with origin/destination Valenciaport.

    3,287,476 containers and more than 49.5 million tonnes of goods have been moved through Valenciaport’s docks in the first seven months of the year. Both figures are above the figures for 2020, specifically, TEUs (standard 20-foot containers) have increased by 10% and freight traffic by 11.1%. But they are also slightly higher than the figures for 2019 (year without pandemic), with growth in 2021 of 1.7% for containers and 2.4% in tonnes compared to 2019.

    In this context, a strategic role is being played by the exports of Spanish companies operating in Valenciaport, which mobilised a total of 632,082 containers full of cargo up to 31 July, i.e. 116,880 more than in 2020, representing a growth of 22.7%. This growth is reflected in the dynamism of sectors such as construction materials, the agri-food industry, chemical and steel products and the automotive sector. An example of the role played by the ports of Valencia, Sagunto and Gandia and their connections with all corners of the world, which facilitates the work of exporting companies in their hinterland, a key factor in the recovery of economic activity and job creation.

    In these first seven months of the year, unloading containers (imports) have also increased by 15.53%, transit by 7.61%, while empty TEUs have registered a growth of 1.95%. In this line, it should also be noted that between January and July of this year, ro-ro traffic was 14.36% higher than in the same period in 2020, and cars under the goods regime reached 307,162 units, an increase of 5.35%.A positive trend that is reaffirmed in the year-on-year data for August 2020-July 2021, – a period that is still marked by the complexity of the economic and pandemic situation – when a total of 5,726,871 TEUs were handled, a number that is close to six million containers per year.

    As far as July alone is concerned, according to data from the Valencia Port Authority (PAV) Statistical Bulletin, 456,650 containers were handled at the Valenciaport docks, 0.7% more than in July 2020. In addition, 6,837,639 tonnes of goods were handled in this month, a slightly higher figure than in July of the previous year (+0.28%).

    By countries, the greatest traffic of full containers was with China with a total of 356,389 up to 31 July, 22.61% more than in 2020, followed by the United States, with a growth of 7.86% and 317,989 TEUs handled. In third place is Turkey with an increase of 10.74% and in fourth place is India with a growth of 38.18%. By geographical areas, the Far East is the area where most containers were handled with a growth of 14.55% compared to 2020, followed by the Mediterranean and Black Sea (+6.67%), West Africa (+34.65%) or Atlantic South America (15.59%).

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