Wednesday , 19 September 2018
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Container volumes up 8% at Valencia

The Port of Valencia handled 1,183,187 teu in the first quarter of 2018, representing growth of 8.13%.

In terms of foreign trade, full containers have grown by 3.95% during the first quarter of the year, mainly due to good records of imports, which increased by 13%.

However, full container exports decreased by 3.88% and empty containers increased by 25.05%.

Containerised general cargo closed the first quarter of the year with a growth of 1.22% to 13,169,229 tonnes.

Construction materials comprised 1.21m tonnes, falling by 4.9% although chemical products, with a movement of 478,000 tonnes, grew by 3.13%.

Across all  cargo types, Spain contributed the highest share of goods, accounting for 2.09m tonnes, followed by China, the US, Italy and Turkey.