Select Page

Port activity in the Bay of Cadiz grew by 12.31 percent in 2019 compared to the previous year, reaching 4.4 million tonnes of goods. The average growth of the port system at state level accumulated until November was 0.95 percent.

Liquid and solid bulks are driving the increase in activity, as their volume increased by 95 and 7.4 percent respectively, reaching 1.3 million tons in the case of liquid bulks and 1.85 million tons in the case of solid bulks.

In the latter group, cereals and flours stand out, with slightly more than 1 million tonnes and a 20 percent increase compared to 2018, and sugar, with 222,063 tonnes and a 165 percent increase. However, the movement of cement and clinker fell by 46 percent.

The general merchandise, on the other hand, falls by 17 percent, associated, above all, with the decrease in the activity of the container terminal and the line of road traffic between Cadiz and the Canary Islands, which note a drop of 55 and 5 percent, respectively.

Fresh fish in the Bay totals 14,852 tons of fish, which reach a sales value of 45 million euros, representing a drop in tonnage of 16 percent, but an increase in sales value of 6 percent.

Finally, cruise ship traffic recorded 315 stopovers and 477,392 cruise passengers, representing a growth of 12 percent in the number of passengers, in addition to a new historical record, despite the fact that there are 7 fewer stopovers than in 2018.

This places the Port of the Bay of Cadiz, in the absence of data on final closures, in sixth place in the national ranking in number of passengers, only 5,000 cruise passengers from Malaga, which would be the 5th. In number of stopovers, Cadiz is in 5th place, surpassed only by Barcelona and the Canary and Balearic Islands.