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

Maritime transport. Movement of vessels, passengers, goods and containers Catalonia. February, 2014
Year-over-year variation
Value absolute % month % accumulated
Merchant vessels (units) 732 9 1.2 -0.1
Barcelona 542 28 5.4 4.1
Tarragona 190 -19 -9.1 -10.0
Passengers (thousands) 96.0 7.9 9.0 14.3
Barcelona 96.0 7.9 9.0 14.3
Tarragona 0.0 0.0 .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available
Goods (thousands of tonnes) 5,762.1 623.5 12.1 8.8
Barcelona 3,524.4 655.8 22.9 12.4
Tarragona 2,237.7 -32.3 -1.4 4.2
Containers (in TEUs) (1) 160,681 22,148 16.0 8.6
Barcelona 148,269 20,468 16.0 8.9
Tarragona 12,412 1,680 15.7 5.0
Source: Ministry of Public Works. State Ports.
(1) TEU: 20 foot equivalent unit.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.
Maritime transport. Movement of vessels, passengers, goods and containers Spain. February, 2014
Year-over-year variation
Value absolute % month % accumulated
Merchant vessels (units) 9,011 370 4.3 5.2
Passengers (thousands) 1,419.0 46.1 3.4 6.8
Goods (thousands of tonnes) 34,239.8 1,428.5 4.4 4.8
Containers (in TEUs) (1) 1,107,957 69,051 6.6 4.3
Source: Ministry of Public Works. State Ports.
(1) TEU: 20 foot equivalent unit.

Last update: April 11, 2014. Next update: July 5, 2022

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.