Cargo movement at Cabo Verde ports rises 9.1% in first half

28 September 2018

During the first half of 2018, goods movements in the ports of Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) recorded a year-on-year increase of 9.1%, according to Cape Verdean port management company Enapor.

In a statement published on its website on World Maritime Day, Enapor said that the movement of long-haul containers increased by 15.1% in TEU (twenty foot equivalent units) and by 12.8% in tonnage.

The company also reported that the number of ships that docked in Cabo Verde’s ports grew by 10.3% year-on-year, with long-haul ships increasing by 61.1% and cabotage by 3.4%.

World Maritime Day has been celebrated in the last week of September since 1978, a date established by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), a United Nations body that regulates vessels and professionals living on the seas and oceans. (macauhub)