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Container traffic, the biggest increase this january

 

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12-02-2016

The President of the Port Authority of Castellón, Francisco Toledo, has affirmed that these figures show the way towards growth for exporting companies in Castellón

Port Castelló confirms the trend towards growth as container traffic in the first month of 2016 is up 18.7%, 2,429 more TEUs compared to the same period of the previous year, from 12.987 to 15.416 TEUs.

January also saw optimum levels of traffic in other types of goods. In particular, solid bulks were up 9.3%, which went from 345.781 tons in Jaunary  2015 to 377.807 in 2016.

The traffic in general goods is also up 9.5% at the Port of Castellón, passing from 201.307 tons in January 2015, to 220.342 tons in January of this year.

The only traffic to show a decrease was bulk liquids which went down 17% compared to January last year when the total was 705.192 tons compared to  585,485 tons in 2016.

The president of the Port Authority of Castellón, Francisco Toledo,  affirmed that the increase in solid bulk traffic, containers and general goods confirms the trend “towards recovery among exporting companies in Castellón.” He also highlighted the excellent work being done by the Port Community which “keeps us on the path of growth

Francisco Toledo expressed his satisfaction for the data which “reflect the importance of the Port of Castellón as a sustainable enterprise generating wealth and jobs.”

PortCastelló is continuing its work to carry out the actions planned in the 2013 – 2017 Strategy Plan, in particular the rail connexion between the two harbours, with a budget of 17 million euros which should be completed by 2018, and the improvements to environmental aspects of the port area, such as the installation of protective scree

In addition, PortCastelló will undertake the construction of a new quay for the handling of bulk liquids and new infrastructure in the South Basin designed to attract new investment.

 

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