Port of Valencia sees traffic surge in September

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Port of Valencia cargo traffic continues to increase

After six months of negative data, the Statistical Bulletin of the Port Authority of Valencia (PAV) has displayed positive statistics in September.

The Valencian ports handled 6.3 million tonnes of cargo last month, representing a 2.09 per cent rise over the same month in 2022.

In parallel, the total volume of goods handled from the Valencian docks shows signs of stabilisation for the fourth consecutive month, with an increase in imports (7.76 per cent tonnes) and a moderate fall of 4.46 per cent in the number of containers handled (385,830 compared to 403,843 TEU in September last year).

READ: Port of Valencia witnesses 10 per cent TEU decline

According to the monthly figures supplied by the Bulletin, the increase in traffic in Valenciaport is attributed to an increase in the management of total general cargo, with the ‘non-containerised’ showing a 14.47 per cent increase and the containerised registering a 0.38 per cent increase.

On the other hand, the tonnes of bulk handled from the Valencian docks have fallen by 8.97 per cent compared to September 2022.

The records for the first nine months of the year show a negative balance of 6.97 per cent in terms of tonnes handled and 9.96 per cent in terms of containers.

This month, PAV promoted the development of a ‘Sustainable Transport to Work Plan’ that aims to turn the port into an emission-free area.

Additionally, PAV reported a 2.08 per cent decrease in export freights.

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