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Algeciras port has 16.78% of national maritime traffic

TraficoNacionalContenedoresPuertoAlgeciras (Agencies) The Port of Algeciras has increased its total market share compared to 2008 in terms of victualling, roll-on roll-off, vehicles, passengers and general merchandise, but  decreased in bulk liquids.>

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Other Spanish ports, meanwhile, are suffering the effects of the recession very badly: Málaga traffic has decreased by over 62% and Gijón by 32%, for example. This means that the port traffic pie has to be shared out more thinly, which in turn has the larger ports (Algeciras is ranked top in Spain and the Mediterranean, and among the top 25 in the world) grabbing a larger share of the market.

In general terms, Algeciras has 16.78% of traffic in the first half of the year, compared to 15.75% in the same period last year. However, container traffic has dropped by 10.90%, though national market share grew by a single point, from 25.6 to 26.2%. Bulk liquid traffic share has also gone down, from 13,34 to 13,12%.

Traffic in other sectors, however, has increased considerably. Victualling accounts for an upsurge of 22.29% compared to last year, and accounts for 24.30% of all general merchandise handled at state-operated ports in Spain.

Roll-on roll-off traffic (ro-ro for short) took a 12.98% market share in the first six months of 2009, compared to 11.08 in 2008. Vehicle and passenger traffic also increased. The former has 18.25% of the country’s traffic, while the latter accounts for 30.08%.

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