Containerised cargo grew 1.7 per cent and 2.4 per cent in tonnage if compared to 2019, prior to the pandemic.
Exports of Spanish companies operating in Valenciaport, played a strategic role growing 22.7 per cent with a total of 632,082 containers full of cargo up to July 13, 116,880 more than in the same period in 2020.
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, said the port authority.
In these first seven months of the year, imports increased by 15.53 per cent and transshipment by 7.61 per cent. Between January and July of this year, ro-ro traffic was 14.36 per cent higher than in the same period in 2020, and automobiles registered an increase of 5.35 per cent.
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 - a total of 5.72 million TEU were moved, a number that is close to six million TEU per year.
Trade with China was the most important with a total of 356,389 TEU at the end of July, 22.61 per cent more than in 2020, followed by the United States, with a growth of 7.86 per cent and 317,989 TEU. In third place is Turkey with an increase of 10.74 per cent and in fourth place is India with a growth of 38.18 per cent.