2015: favourable for Spanish ports
Spain’s 28 public port authorities reported that the total volume of freight in the first eleven months of 2015 amounted to around 447 million t. That equates to +4.3% compared to 11M/2014. In November 2015, freight traffic came in 5.1% higher than in the same month in 2014.
November 2015 was the fourth record month last year, and it seems as if the state’s forecast of exceeding 500 million t of freight in 2015 will be achieved. During the first eleven months, the volume of foreign trade rose by 4.3%; this was primarily due to imports (+6.2%). Exports only grew by 0.5%, taking the total to 81 million t.
Spain’s three most important ports - Barcelona, Algeciras and Valencia) - handled 190 million t, thereby accounting for the lion’s share of the country’s entire freight traffic. Breakbulk throughput rose, whilst container handling for the whole of Spain remained on a par with the preceding year.