Valenciaport is the leading Spanish port of 2020

VALENCIAPORT has ended 2020 as the leading Spanish port handling 5

09 March 2021 - 15:27
VALENCIAPORT has ended 2020 as the leading Spanish port handling 5.4 million containers and 80 million tonnes of cargo, reports Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide.

The port has also exceeded the milestone of 500,000-TEU for the first time in history with 508,177-TEU in October and 503,482-TEU in August.

The ports managed by the Automated Package Verification (APV) handled 11.22 million tonnes of goods, which is 20 per cent of the total goods using the motorways of the sea of the Spanish port system.

Of the nearly 2.5 million vehicle units that passed through Spanish ports, 530,000 passed through the Valencian ports.

Valenciaport has registered 6,721,984 tonnes of goods, an 8.08 per cent increase and 465,656 containers, an increase of 4.03 per cent.

Of the TEU handled, full TEU grew 3.67 per cent. Cargo TEU increased 12.47 per cent, while unloading TEU fell 2.85 per cent and transit TEU increased by 3.04 per cent.

Between February 1 and 14 of 2020, total container traffic improved 8.19 per cent compared to the same period last year. Full export containers stood out with an increase of 20.83 per cent compared to the same period last year.

'Valenciaport is an infrastructure at the service of our hinterland. We act as a platform for the export of the productive fabric, an essential component of the dynamism of the Spanish economy, which since August last year has shown a very enterprising productive capacity which is demonstrated by the increase in the number of cargo containers (exports) at the Port of Valencia. This has allowed us to end the 2020 financial year, marked by Covid-19, with similar figures to the previous year, leading the Spanish port market in containers, ro-ro traffic or vehicles, and starting 2021 with very positive figures,' said Valenciaport president Aurelio Martinez.

'Valenciaport is an eminently commercial port that channels almost 40 per cent of the maritime export/import traffic in Spain. We are a gateway for the entry and exit of goods with practically all the countries in the world; a logistical enclave and a driving force for commercial activity where the main shipping companies (more than 35) operate, managing more than a hundred regular lines. A tool of the first magnitude for the competitiveness of companies in a globalised economy,' said Mr Martinez.

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