However, these numbers are still 10% lower than the port's best performance for this quarter in the past.

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During this time, the port served a total of 900 container ships, including 50 mega-ships.

Cargo throughput for Q1 2024 reached 26.6 million tonnes, showing a 3.30% growth. This growth was primarily driven by an increase in liquid bulk cargo, with 7.5 million tonnes of crude oil unloaded and refined fuels loaded, marking a 14% increase compared to the previous year.

Bunker fuel supply to ships also increased, reaching 869,236 tonnes, up by 10.50%.

However, maritime traffic in the Straits of Gibraltar was impacted by consecutive storm depressions hitting the Spanish mainland.