Valenciaport sees first container increase in a year

Valenciaport sees first container increase in a year

The Port Authority of Valencia (PAV) has announced that between 1 and 26 of March, TEU throughput increased by 16.7 per cent compared to the same period in 2022.

Valenciaport handled a total of 322,137 TEU, which is 46,070 TEU more than in March 2022.

There has not been a monthly increase in container traffic at Valenciaport since May of last year, when it grew by 0.22 per cent.

READ: Valenciaport 2022 container throughput drops

Exported TEU increased by 12.9 per cent in the accounted period with a total of 61,626 containers handled – 7,000 more than in the same period last year – while imported TEU increased by 30.2 per cent.

Additionally, 144,079 transit containers have been operated this month, 10.3 per cent more than in the same period of 2022.  

Likewise, the empty TEU for loading and unloading handled on these dates have also risen by 26.3 per cent.

Prior to Valenciaport February growth, the port fell in container throughput in January this year by 23.6.

The port also reported that the beginning of the year has seen an increase in rail traffic.

During the first three months of this year, weeks with an average of 99 trains have been reached, compared to the 90 recorded in 2022 or the 80 on average in 2021.

Late last year, the Port of Valencia committed €1.56 billion ($1.64 billion) to a new container terminal. This container terminal project will be able to handle 5 million containers.

The Port of Valencia has also continued its efforts to increase sustainability within port operations.

Earlier this year, the port welcomed the arrival of the first load of hydrogen (H2) to supply the refuelling station located on the Xità quay, making it the first port in Europe to have a hydrogen installation in real operating conditions.

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