The Port of Valencia sees leap in container throughput

Port of Valencia

Cargo throughput at the Port of Valencia exceeded one million containers over the past 12 months and increased by 17.85% and unloading by 16.18% during the month of September 2021.

In its monthly report, the Valencia Port Authority (PAV) revealed that full container traffic dedicated to imports had grown by 42.3% for September 2021, while exports had grown by 17.2%.

The trend is also reflected in its year-on-year data, as for the period of October 2020 to September 2021, 1,084,356 TEU of export containers were said to have been processed, a 17.8% increase when compared to the same period of October 2019 to September 2020. On top of this, import figures also reached 810,735, TEU a 16.2% increase on the previous year.

Between the period of January to September 2021, a total of 813,114 TEU in exports were moved through the docks at Valenciaport, increasing by 9.9% when compared to the same period in 2020. Imports reached 618,719 TEU, an increase of 18.6%.

China remains the ports leading trading partner with 461,201 TEU moved through this period, 20.6% more than in 2020. The US came in as the port’s second-biggest trading partner with 404,321 TEU, an increase of 5.04%, closely followed by Turkey with 236,153 TEU, an increase of 4.35%.

This follows on from the port’s container handling figures in August 2021, which saw it handle 3,000 export containers a day, reaching a total of 89,745 TEU. During the period of September 2020 to August 2021, Valenciaport handled 5,704,033 TEU and more than 500,000 containers more than the previous timeframe, indicating a 9.85% growth.

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