The maritime traffic to/from the Alexandria Port Authority reached 341 ships in October 2017, compared to 327 ships in October 2016, an increase of 4%, according to a report issued by the authority.
The authority manages the Alexandria and El-Dekheila ports. The total volume of traded goods in both ports increased to 4.8m tonnes in October 2017, compared to the same period in 2016, a growth of 23%.
The volume of imported goods reached about 3.8m tonnes in October 2017, accounting for 79% of total goods, with an increase of 18% compared to the same period in 2016 while exported goods recorded 1.02m tonnes, accounting for 21% of total traded goods in October 2017, with a growth of 45% compared to the same period of 2016.
According to the authority’s report, the number of traded containers in both ports amounted to 126,400 containers last October, including 63,300 imported containers and 63,100 exported containers.
The report showed that diesel represented the largest proportion of traded petroleum shipments at both ports, at 43%, equivalent to 214,700 tonnes, in October 2017.
Gasoline accounted for 25% of traded petroleum shipments, recording 124,800 tonnes, while jet fuel represented 14% of 72,500 tonnes, and gas accounted for 9% at a volume of 46,100 tonnes.
On the other hand, wheat accounted for 49% of total traded crops, estimated at 619,700 tonnes, followed by corn that accounted for 48% of crops in both ports, reaching 613,100 tonnes.