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Increase in freight passing through Galway port recorded

Ireland News.Net - Friday 21st April, 2017

GALWAY, Ireland - According to latest figures released from the Irish Maritime Development Office, the amount of freight passing through Galway port recorded an increase in 2016.

The port is said to have recorded a 5 percent increase in the amount of freight passing through when compared to the figures recorded in 2015.

The figures revealed that in 2016, the Galway port handled over 588 thousands tonnes of goods. 

It said that the tonnage for Galway port was made up predominantly of ‘liquid bulk’ – which includes fuel oils, bitumen, and molasses.

Dry bulk, accounting for over 128 thousand tonnes, included items such as coal, cement, fertiliser, animal feed and alumina.

Last year, a further 21 thousand tonnes of ‘break bulk’ passed through the port.

The category of break-bulk goods include timber, steel products and machinery.

The IMDO has recorded continuing growth through Irish ports, reporting an overall increase of 2 percent in port traffic last year.

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