Port of Praia, Cabo Verde, handles 639,000 tons of cargo in 2014

19 March 2015

The port of Praia in 2014 handled about 639,000 tons of cargo, a marginal increase of 0.8 percent compared to 2013, according to the annual report of the Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) National Ports Company (Enapor).

Cited by Cape Verdean news agency Inforpress, the report stated that long-haul traffic accounted for 435,100 tons of cargo, a real increase of 30,560 tons or 7.6 percent, representing 68.1 percent of the total cargo handled.

Unloading increased 9.8 percent or 35,700 tons more than in 2013 and loading decreased 12.4 percent, accounting for 5,100 less than the amount recorded in the previous year.

Unlike long-haul routes, cabotage registered a decrease of 25,370 tons to 204,000 tons (-11.1 percent), continuing the downward trend seen the previous year and a market share of 31.9 percent of total port traffic.

The distribution of loads among ports of origin and destination declined over most of the country’s ports, with the exception of the port of Tarrafal São Nicolau and Sal Rei, which recorded increases of 34.3 percent and 2.9 percent, respectively. (macauhub/CV)