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Maritime transport. Movement of vessels, passengers, goods and containers

Maritime transport. Movement of vessels, passengers, goods and containers Catalonia. February, 2021 (p)
Year-over-year variation
Value absolute % month % accumulated
Merchant vessels (units) 708 -92 -11.5 -13.6
Barcelona 504 -124 -19.7 -20.4
Tarragona 204 32 18.6 9.2
Passengers (thousands) 24.4 -104.9 -81.1 -82.1
Barcelona 24.4 -104.9 -81.1 -82.1
Tarragona 0.0 .. .. ..
Goods (thousands of tonnes) 7,538.9 723.9 10.6 3.6
Barcelona 5,087.8 439.1 9.4 3.3
Tarragona 2,451.1 284.8 13.1 4.3
Containers (in TEUs) (1) 294,365 48,503 19.7 17.1
Barcelona 290,362 47,989 19.8 17.4
Tarragona 4,003 514 14.7 -4.4
Source: Ministry of Public Works. State Ports.
(1) TEU: 20 foot equivalent unit.
(p) Provisional data.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.
Maritime transport. Movement of vessels, passengers, goods and containers Spain. February, 2021 (p)
Year-over-year variation
Value absolute % month % accumulated
Merchant vessels (units) 8,541 -3,016 -26.1 -25.7
Passengers (thousands) 525.2 -1,408.0 -72.8 -73.8
Goods (thousands of tonnes) 39,623.9 -2,585.5 -6.1 -6.9
Containers (in TEUs) (1) 1,360,600 -23,015 -1.7 0.5
Source: Ministry of Public Works. State Ports.
(1) TEU: 20 foot equivalent unit.
(p) Provisional data.

Last update: April 7, 2021. Next update: May 5, 2021

Annual data Statistics PORTS

Methodological note

The movement of vessels reflects the number of merchant vessels entering each port, regardless of the type of sailing (cabotage or foreign), nationality (Spanish or foreign) or the type of vessel (tanker, bulk carriers, container ships, general cargo, etc.).

Passenger traffic at ports measures the number of people who travel in any type of merchant vessel either entering or leaving the ports for any type of sailing (cabotage or foreign).

Goods traffic in ports includes the tonnes of cargo loaded, unloaded and transshipped in the ports. Cargo includes bulk liquids (oil products, natural gas and other liquids), bulk solids (cement, coal, cereals, minerals, etc.), and general cargo, which is cargo in unit load devices which can be counted (bottled liquids, bagged cement, etc.).

Container traffic includes cargo loaded or unloaded in merchant vessels and produced by any sort of sailing (foreign or cabotage), depending on whether the transported cargo is in containers measuring 20 feet or more.

Data for Catalonia refer to the ports of Barcelona and Tarragona.

The data for this series are provisional. When data for a new period is incorporated, that of the same period of the previous year is revised.