BUOYANT: Spain’s state ports report international shipping traffic is up

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BIG CARGO: Ships from Brazil are common in the Bahia de Algeciras (pictured).File image. Photo credit: Shutterstock


SHIPPING traffic between Spain and North and South America increased by 5.8 per cent last year, compared to 2017.

The total amount of cargo reached more than 106.5 million tons, according to new figures released by State Ports.

Of the tons of cargo shipped, 45 per cent came from South American countries, with Brazil being the main exporter, followed by Colombia.

In total, 12.1 million tons of cargo were shipped from Brazil to Spain.

Companies including Grupo Romeu, Suardiaz, Portel, and BRK International exported goods to Bahia de Algeciras, Barcelona, Bilbao, Huelva, Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Valencia.

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