Valenciaport sees 10% container increase for 2021


Container throughput at Valenciaport has increased by 10% for 2021. The Port mobilised a total of 632,082 full containers for export up to 31 July, an increase by 22.7% compared to 2020 levels.

Import containers have also increased by 15.53%, transit by 7.61%, while empty TEU have registered a growth of 1.95%.

Altogether, some 3.28 million TEU have been moved through Valenciaport’s docks from January to August 2021.

Between August 2020 and July 2021, more than 5.7 million containers have been handled.

In July 2021, 456,650 TEU were handled, slightly higher than in the same month of 2020.

By countries, for 2021 the greatest traffic for export containers was with China with a total of 356,389 TEU – 22.61% more than in 2020, followed by the United States, with a growth of 7.86% and 317,989 TEU handled.

In third place of containers handled is Turkey with an increase of 10.74% and in fourth place is India with a growth of 38.18%.


The Port Authority of Valencia (PAV) also announced that its technological platform, ValenciaportPCS, is sharing around 230,000 messages a day.

The technology keeps record of the more than 1.6 million telematic transactions per week that the activity of port mobilises.

This platform counts and analyses any action which takes place in the port, as well as the exchanges carried out between the more than one thousand members which make up the Valencian port community using the platform: including shipping agents, forwarding agents, shippers, land carriers, rail operators, terminals or container depots, among others.

Each container movement involves many public and private agents and requires multiple communications between members of the port community.

The neutral open platform facilitates the intelligent and secure exchange of information to improve the competitive position of the port community.

In one month the PAV, with ValenciaportPCS, managed a weekly average of more than 10,700 TEU and around 8,400 actions in the case of loading and unloading of vehicles; more than 4,400 container movements from the ports to inland carriers, around 1,900 container operations by train and some 170 stopover authorisations in the three ports (Valencia, Sagunto and Gandia).

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