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PortCastelló grows in august and disrupts the Covid-19 trend

17 September 2020

Freight traffic in the port of Castellón grew 0.9% during the month of August, accounting for a total of 1,885,692 tons. The improvement in liquid bulk supports these numbers and breaks the

trend of the previous months. Specifically, liquid bulk traffic grew 16.7%, amounting to 991,117


The effect of the pandemic still affects the rest of the traffic, which registered decreases this

August compared to the same period of the previous year: 6.2% in solid bulks and 32.9% in

general merchandise.

With these figures, PortCastelló accumulates 12,413,603 tons so far this year, which is 9.6% less

than the previous year, as a result of the crisis caused by COVID-19. However, this decline is far

from those recorded in previous months.

The president of the Castellón Port Authority, Rafa Simó, has pointed out that the data recorded in August breaks the trends of recent months, although he has been cautious about the evolution. “This is undoubtedly a good figure and we trust that it will be the turning point

in the recovery of economic”, said Rafa Simó.

In addition, the data confirm the diversification of PortCastelló: 55.1% of the goods moved are

liquid bulks, followed by solid bulks, which account for 34.2%, and general merchandise, 10.7%.

The most important goods moved in the docks of the port area in August are, in this order, oil,

feldspar, clays, tiles and biodiesel. The main ports with which Castellón maintains commercial relations are Turkey, Nigeria, Russia, Ukraine, Italy, Brazil and Algeria.






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