Spanish first half traffic up 3.39%

Despite this year’s stevedoring strikes in Spain, Puertos del Estado, the national ports authority, has revealed that combined traffic at its 28 ports was up 3.39% to 260.9m tonnes during the first two quarters.

General cargo increased 4.3% to 122.6m tonnes, while liquid bulk grew 4% and dry bulk 2.7%. Ro-ro traffic also grew, by 3.7%, to 28.9m tonnes. Container traffic went up 2.21% to 7.5m teu compared with the first half of 2016.

Valencia, with 2,335,223 teu (-1.62%), was the busiest port for containers, followed by Algeciras, with 2,133,273 teu, although here traffic dropped by 9.4%. In a distant third, Barcelona handled 1,381,029 teu, while Las Palmas reported throughput of 518,049 teu, equivalent to growth of 28.6% and 17.23% respectively.

Transhipment containers grew overall by 2.4% to 3.97m teu, with Algeciras (1.96m teu) in pole position, despite losing 9.87% of its traffic compared with the previous year.

Latest Jobs

Senior Support Engineer

Navis is the leader in Terminal Operations Systems (TOS) with 330 sites, 60% market share of the com... Read more

Cargo Manager

Part of the CMA CGM Group, APL is one of the world’s leading ocean carriers, providing world-class c... Read more

Project Manager

A.P. Moller - Maersk is an integrated Transport and Logistics company with multiple brands and is a ... Read more

Digital Marketing Executive

We are looking for an experienced and talented Digital Marketing Executive to join our award winning... Read more

1 year placement - Civil Engineering (Ports and Maritime)

Graduates, interns and placements are key to the overall success of CH2M. We invest in initial caree... Read more

Marine Operations Manager

Here at British Steel we’re looking for passionate, hard-working, ambitious and dedicated people who... Read more

View all jobs