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Valencia Port containerised cargo grows 11.65% in H1 2021

The pace of Valenciaport's shipping activity shows a very positive trend compared to 2019, the last year without the influence of the pandemic.

The Port Authority of Valencia handled a total of 2.83m TEUs during the first half of 2021, up 11.65% compared to the same period in 2020 and 3.34% more than in 2019. Containerised exports grew by 27% and imports by 16% while those in transhipment grew by 4.4% compared to the same period in 2020.

Ro-ro traffic was 6,314,320 units, 16.85% more than in 2020 but 7% down compared to 2019.

In June 2021, total freight traffic was up 11.11% compared to 2019 and 20.6% compared to June 2020. Containerised cargo grew by 11.33% compared to 2019 and 23.2% compared to pandemic-hit June 2020. These data reflect the capacity of the Spanish and world economy to recover the path of growth after a year marked by a health and economic crisis.

Full containers for exports grew by 17% more than in the same month of 2019 and 35% more than in 2020. Both in June and in the year to June, all productive sectors recorded positive figures, especially strategic industries such as construction materials, agri-food and automotive.

By country, the highest traffic of full containers was with China with a total of 303,124 in the first half of the year, 27% more than in 2020, followed by the United States, with growth of 6.75% and in third place Turkey with an increase of 13%. Among the countries with the highest growth in containers, India (49%), Morocco (54%) and Italy (58%) stood out.

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