Loaded container traffic in Barcelona grew 9% through September

The enclave increased the volume of vehicles by 18%

The Port Authority of Barcelona recorded, through September 2015, an increase of 9% in the traffic of containers full of imports and exports. Specifically, containerized import cargo increased 9.6% to over 366,000 TEUs, while containerized export cargo grew 8.7%, reaching 480,314 full TEUs. In addition, specialized port terminals in Barcelona transported, through September, 632,893 vehicles, a figure 17.8% higher than the same period of 2014.

Moreover, the volume of goods transported along the Motorway of the Sea from the port of Barcelona increased 20% between January and September 2015, a total of 100,666 ITUs. This result implies that, so far this year, short sea shipping lines at the Catalan Port have managed to divert more than 100,000 trucks from the roads to maritime transport, according to the data provided by the Port Authority of Barcelona.

Source: el Vigia
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