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Ports handle more goods

by TPN/ Lusa, in News · 10-01-2018 08:34:00 · 0 Comments

Portugal’s commercial ports shifted 88.8 million tons of goods in the first 11 months of last year, up 3.9% on the same period of 2016, according to figures released on Tuesday by the Mobility and Transport Authority(AMT).

Ports handle more goods

 

According to the report, the ports of Leixões and Aveiro enjoyed strong growth in tonnage, at 7.7% and 18.3% respectively, but Lisbon led the way with 23.5%, or an extra 2.1 million tons.

 

Sines, while still the biggest port, with 52.2% of all goods shifted nationally, saw its tonnage drop 0.9% as a result of a single huge shipment in 2016.

 

By contrast, Sines dominated in terms of container units, which in the first 11 months of last year were 2.76 million TEU, up 11% on the same period of 2016. Sines alone was up 14.3%, while Lisbon handled almost 39% more TEUs.

 

Overall in the period, Portugal’s ports registered 10,085 ships of various kinds, including cruise ships.

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Edition 1458
13 January 2018
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