Port of Tarragona

Port of Tarragona Sees Maritime Traffic Increase by 7.1% in May

June 22, 2022 - The Port of Tarragona reported maritime traffic at the Port continues with the upward trend by + 7.1%, compared to May 2021, handling a total of 2.69 million tons in its facilities.

In the accumulated period, January-May, the figures continue to mark a positive trend with a growth of 4.3%, with 13.02 million tonnes moved, compared to 2021.

The accumulated data recorded during May 2022 are characterized by an increase in the group of solids to be rented with + 25.2% and 3.7 million tons moved, as well as in the group of general load with + 28.8% with 1.2 million tons.

The data today place the Port of Tarragona in fifth place in the ranking of ports in the entire state port system.

Traffic by Category

On the one hand, during this month of May the steel products take relevance with an increase of 52.9% moving 70,390 tons.

It continues with a positive trend in the group of goods 'paper and paper pulp' with a + 13% with the 67,881 tons moved during this period, which positions this traffic in the best month of May in recent years.

On the other hand, the merchandise in container has been the big protagonist, so much monthly as accumulated (January-May). During the month of May are 106,128 tons transported in container which translates into an increase of 167%.

Continuing with the positive data, it is worth noting that non-containerized general cargo has increased by 16.5% to 180,175 tonnes.

Of note is the arrival, in mid-May in the waters of the Port of Tarragona, of two agri-food vessels with a total of 126,000 tonnes. Also the group of energetic gases of the oil, propane and butane, has moved 101,369 tons a + 121%; these movements are quite representative of the positive current in the Tarragona port area. Equally remarkable are the positive data of the bet in biofuel traffic with 18,960 tons with + 18.6%.

The Port of Tarragona is working on the diversification of traffic, which is also evident in the movements of steel and metallurgical products with 52.9% and 861.2% respectively during May 2022. The traffic of natural fertilizers and artificial (phosphate and potash) appear increased by 22.1%.

One of the unique traffic in the Port is fruits and vegetables that appear with + 11.3% and feed and fodder with 51.3%.

Starring Traffic in Accumulated Data

By groups of goods, the Port reports that there is a slight increase of 0.5% in energy products. The group of chemicals maintains the tonic and the accumulated represents + 4.3%.

The accumulated data register a prominence in the agri-food and livestock sector with an increase of 33.2% with relevant data in the group of cereals and their flours, almost 1.6M tons moved which means a + 32.7%, and the group of feed and fodder with almost 723,000 tons which translates into a + 37.1%.

As reflected in the monthly data, the group of paper and pulp continues to be quite important in port traffic with 218,674 tons which is + 4.4% in the accumulated.

Vehicle traffic manages to record positive data with 72,336 units representing a 7.8% increase.

The accumulated in goods in container translates in 501.960 tonnes with an increase of 166.6%. These data represent 48,205 yours with a + 144.8% increase in these five months.

SOURCE: Port of Tarragona