Ore traffic also performed well during the half-year, with a rise of 20% to 6.7 Mt. “Small” bulk solids were up 9% at 1.38 Mt.
However, the volume of coal handled was down 27% at 2.08 Mt.
The number of containers recorded was 154,000 TEU, an increase of 17%, while ro-ro traffic rose 14% to 6.70 Mt, compared with the same period last year.
Petroleum products fell by 8% to 2.52 Mt and other bulk liquids were down 12% at 340 Kt. Overall, bulk liquids posted a drop of 8% to 2.86 Mt.
Overall the port saw a10% upturn in traffic for the first six months with a volume of 23 Mt, more than 2 Mt higher than during the same period in 2013.