The Port of Barcelona reported container volume of 828,169 20-foot-equivalent units in the first six months of 2013, a 3 percent year-over-year decline driven by a 42 percent drop in transshipments.
Containerized exports from in the first half of 2013 increased 12 percent year-over-year, reaching 276,283 20-foot-equivalent units. June, in particular, helped push up these results, with a gain of 14 percent year-over-year, the Spanish port said in a written statement.
Meanwhile, containerized imports rose 5 percent in June, despite an overall decrease of 2 percent in the first half of the year.
By the end of June, the port’s terminals had handled more than 21 million tons of cargo, basically flat compared with last year.