January boxes down a quarter for Valenciaport

January TEUs down for Valenciaport

Valenciaport has reported a fall in container throughput in January this year by 23.6 per cent.

Transit declined by 28.1 per cent and unloading by 32.3 per cent, while export container throughput contracted by 10.2 per cent.

The total goods traffic stands at 5.7 with a fall of 15.95 per cent.

In year-on-year terms, TEU reached 4.9 million, a decrease of 11.5 per cent.

The port suffered a container drop last year standing at 5.1 million TEU, a near 10 per cent decrease on 2021’s figures.

Valenciaport saw an increase in liquid bulk traffic in the first month of the year by 13.8 per cent, solid bulk by 21.4 per cent, and the movement of vehicles, which increased by 8.6 per cent and ro-ro traffic by 7.9 per cent.

Dwelling on recent results, Valenciaport predicts that the year 2023 will be difficult, and does not anticipate a better economic situation compared to the previous one.

The statistics reveal that Italy is the main trading partner for goods with Valenciaport, with 536,453 tonnes and an increase of 1.37 per cent.

By container share, China continues to be the leading country, closely followed by the United States.

In year-on-year terms, the total goods handled between February 2022 and January 2023 amounted to 77.8 million tonnes, 8.18 per cent less than the same period of the previous year.

Last month, the port welcomed the arrival of the first load of hydrogen (H2) to supply the refuelling station located on the Xità quay.

The port is now the first in Europe to have a hydrogen installation in real operating conditions.

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