Port recovers pre-pandemic traffic level thanks to containers and solid bulk cargo

Total port traffic in Alicante between January and June 1.5 million tons, This means an increase of 24%. 753,000 tons, 17%, container, 105,812, 41% more bulk cargo movement compared to the same period of 2021, and above all, in June and 27,200 tourists, 3000% more, there was only one ship between January and June 2021. On the other hand, fisheries, which continue to decline, are 68% less than in the same period last year, as evidenced by the fact that only 103 tuna entered in the first half of the year. Data are similar to 2019 in total tons and other goods. That year 746,587 tons of bulk cargo and 83,566 containers were transported. It’s still down on cruises. In 2019, there were 25 boats and 38,000 tourists.

At the national level, both solid (13.6%) and liquid (12.6%) bulk goods and traditional general goods (11.5%) made the final push through June, so data for the first half of 2022 are in 2019. exceeded the figures reached and broke a new historical record. 46.2 million tons of solid bulk cargo, coal and petroleum coke traffic (56.3%) and cereals and flours (45.5%).

this liquid mass91.3 million tons were the main percentage increases in natural gas (67%), gasoline (29.6%) and crude oil (+18%).

At 139.8 million tons, general goods experienced a growth of 1.46%, mainly supported by conventional general goods (11.5%) as containerized goods fell 2.4%. Trees and mushrooms (21%) are among the top growing crops. tobacco, cocoa, coffee and spices (6.6%) and machinery, apparatus, tools and spare parts (2.9%).

this roro traffic, Industrial vehicles loaded with shipped goods exceeded 36.2 million tons, up 13% compared to 2021 and more than 8.6% according to 2019 data.

Container traffic, 8.7 million teus remains at very similar numbers Only 51,109 TEUs from data up to 2021 and in 2019. While transit containers decreased (-3.3%), national entries and exits and imports/exports increased by +9.5% and +2.1%, respectively.

this passenger traffic It continues to grow at a good rate of over 120% since the beginning of the year, and this past month it has been further strengthened by adding 11.5 million passengers, thanks to the recovery of the Bosphorus Crossing Operation and the return of cruise lines. .

Good days for a port that has had a hard time during the pandemic period. this decline in tourist activity Ended in the Canary Islands The turnover of Alicante port for 2020Similar to the decline in Spanish GDP, with an overall drop in job numbers of 14%, according to the Port Authority. crisis covid. this reduction in freight traffic focused mainly on cabotage with the Canary Islands. decline in tourism.

port main point of departure for goods from the peninsula to the Canary Islands. A route so until 40% of billing for fees The Port Authority carries goods of up to €25 million and this carries goods from Murcia, Albacete and, above all, Madrid, €1,960, going from the port to the Canary Islands. But the banana producing islands have to buy almost all consumer goods by ship..

Source: Informacion

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