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The port of Castellón closes November with a growth of 21,3% in goods traffic

12 December 2018

These are the best ever figures for the month of November and place Castellón as the second fastest growing port in the Spanish system

The port of Castellón closes the month of November with a 21.3% growth in goods traffic compared to the same month of the previous year, a total of 1.808.958 tons. This make November 2018 the best November in the history of the port in terms of total goods traffic, solid bulks and bulk liquids.

More specifically, PortCastelló grew 31.3% in solid bulks, a total of 702.423 tons, which can be added to the total for the year so far of 6.880.890 tons. The increase in bulk liquids was 30.7% with 871.000 tons in November and 9.446.312 tons accumulated over the year.

The port of Castellón recorded a decrease in general goods of 18.9%, moving 232.625 tons, and a decrease of 12.7% in the number of containers, a total of 15.337 TEUs.

19.409.226 tons of goods have passed through the port of Castellón so far this year, which represents an increase of 15.5% over the same period of the previous year, exceeding by 1.489.692 tons the total traffic registered in 2017. This places PortCastelló among the top three Spanish ports in terms of growth , growing five times the average.

In this way, PortCastelló has consolidated its position in ninth place in the overall ranking of ports in the Spanish system, and fourth in terms of solid bulks. In fact the port will close the year once more setting a new record for traffic exceeding 20 million tons, well over the 17,9 million tons of 2017.

The president of the Port Authority of Castellón, Francisco Toledo, has highlighted the value of work done by port community and the companies that operate in the port, “that out port is able to grow five times faster than the average”. Francisco Toledo affirmed that these figures together with public and private investments investments “guarantee a solid and sustainable future for the Port of Castellón.”


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