17-02-2022. Freight traffic grows 21% in January compared to the same month of the previous year The volume of solid bulk moved in the port of Castelló increases by 61%The port of Castellón grew 21% in January of this year compared to the same month of the previous year and closed with 2,082,845 tons of merchandise moved on its docks.
It becomes the best month in the history of PortCastelló and exceeds its previous record, which was set in July 2019, when it moved 2,075,517 tons. With these data, the port of Castellón consolidates its recovery after the pandemic and continues the upward trend experienced last year, when it registered a growth of 14.6%.
By type of merchandise, solid bulk traffic increased by 61% in January 2022 compared to 2021, accounting for 1,088,571 tons. With this, the port of Castellón exceeds the traffic moved of solid bulk in one month, which to date was set for October 2021, with 941,000 tons. Liquid bulk traffic totaled 868,252 tons, 4.5% less than in January 2021, and general merchandise traffic fell by 8.1% and totaled 123,385 tons. With these data, solid bulk traffic represents the largest share in the port of Castellón, 52.3% of the total, followed by liquid bulk, with 41.7%, and general merchandise, 5, 9%.
The most important commodities in January 2022 by volume of traffic are feldspar, followed by oil, grouped clays, fuel oil, kaolin, gasoline, cement and tiles. The traffic that grew the most in this first month of the year was kaolin (61.6%), followed by gasoline (61.4%), feldspar (60.6%), fuel oil (49.4%) and clay ( 32.3%). The main countries with which the port of Castellón maintains a commercial relationship are Turkey, Ukraine, Brazil, Nigeria and Canada.
he president of the Port Authority of Castellón, Rafa Simó, has valued the work done by the entire port community to achieve these figures, and has referred to the need to continue working together to be able to offer quality services in the Castellon port. Rafa Simó has pointed out that “we have deployed an expansion strategy for PortCastelló that requires the involvement of all stakeholders to be a competitive port”.