Port of Valencia recently achieved a new cargo handling record in a single port call. In fact,a total of 8.701 containers loaded and unloaded from a single ship and in a single stopover.
In line with a trend of decreasing port volumes in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Northwest Seaport Alliance, including the ports of Tacoma and Seattle, handled 270,388 TEUs in July 2020, a 17.2% decline compared to July 2019. Full imports declined 15.9%, while full exports decreased 23.4%.
The corona pandemic has significantly affected throughput trend in Port of Hamburg, Germany’s largest universal port. In the first six months of the year, seaborne cargoes loaded at its terminals totaled just 61.2 million tons, representing a 12% downturn.
The adverse effects of the pandemic could not leave unaffected one of the world’s largest port operators. UAE-Based DP World reported its gross container volumes decreased by 5.3% year-on-year on a reported basis, with 33.9 million TEU in the first half of 2020.
St. Lawrence Seaway reported that U.S. Great Lakes ports marked mixed volume results during June following the coronavirus crisis.
Despite the COVID-19 major impacts on the economy, Port of Rotterdam managed to be fully operational amid the pandemic and achieved throughput of 218.9 million tonnes in the first six months of 2020.
South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) completed fiscal year 2020 with approximately similar and steady volumes in comparison to 2019, despite the impacts of coronavirus pandemic.
PSA International reached a new record in rail volumes, through its operations at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), the Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals (PSA Mumbai).
The Port of Los Angeles moved 581,665 TEUs in May, a 29.8% decrease compared to last year’s record-setting May, said Port Executive Director Gene Seroka in a news briefing. Five months into 2020, overall cargo volumes have decreased 18.6% compared to 2019.
Following the COVID-19 pandemic situation, Port of Antwerp marked a slight increase by 0.4% in its total cargo volume during the first four months of 2020, in comparison to the same period last year.
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