The Port of Castellón has grown 13.6% in the first eight months of the year and traffic has already passed 14 million tons.
The Port of Castellón closes the best August of its history, moving 22% more than in the same period last year with increases in all types of traffic.
In particular, the port has handled a total of 1.962.113 tons in August. Itis the sixth month this year when the 1.800.000 ton mark has been passed and the second after July above1.900.000 tons per month. This is the fisrt time this has happened. The best August in the port’s history until now was last year with 1.608.943 tons.
The most spectacular increase this August has been in liquid bulks which grew by a surprising 46.2% with a total volume of E 993.624 tons. This was followed by general goods up 9.7% to 284.786 tons. Container traffic also increased by 7.3% to 20.283 TEUs and, lastly solid bulks were up 2% with 680.096 tons.
PortCastelló has accounted for 14.140.205 tons in the first eight months of the year which is a growth of 13.6% compared to the same period in the previous year.
These figures reveal that the port of Castellón is growing 2.5% faster than the average in the Spanish port system, which places it in ninth place overall and fourth in bulk solids. PortCastelló forecasts that the year will close with around 20 million tons after last year when a new record was established at 18 million tons of goods.
The president of the Port Authority of Castellón, Francisco Toledo, as said that “these good results are the fruit of the effort and hard work by business people, workers and port community as a whole. These figures allow us to become increasingly more competitive and to grow in a sustainable manner.” The policy of issuing reductions and lowering tariffs, as well as the investments in productive infrastructure have been key factors in the achievement of these results.