The results for the first quarter of 2016

The overal traffic

HeadingsThe first quater of 2015The first quater of 2016Var %
Hydrocarbons 2 232 057 1 863 659 -16,5
Non-hydrocarbons sector 2 829 319 2 869 775 +1,4
Overal traffic 5 061 376 4 733 434 -6,5

The decrease of the overall traffic during the first quarter 2016 results from the regression of hydrocarbons with -16.5% due to the instability of oil prices on the international market. As for the traffic of Non-hydrocarbons, this one remains slightly up by recording an increase of 2.4% in imports and a decrease of 10% in exports.


Traffic by type of packaging

HeadingsLandingLoading
The first quater of 2015 The first quater of 2016 Var % The first quater of 2015 The first quater of 2016 Var %
Liquid bulk 389 486 422 470 8,5 1 991 497 1 623 730 -18,5
Dry bulk 1 354 173 1 315 178 -2,9 36 000 19 800 -45
Various goods 1 113 621 1 220 707 9,6 176 599 131 549 -25,5
Total 2 857 280 2 958 355 3,5 2 204 096 1 775 079 -19,5

During the first quarter of 2016, liquid bulk totaled a volume of 2.04 million tons, down 14% from the previous year. The regression was observed in the volume of crude oil with 20.4%. However the refined hydrocarbons have evolved by 20.12%. Oilseeds have also increased from 55% import and 100% in export.

By totaling more than 1.3 million tons, dry bulk declined to 3.9% as compared to the first quarter of 2015. On landing, wheat and soybeans demonstrated a good stability. Sugar increased by 13.4%, but Corn fell with 11%. At boarding, this category declined by 45% due to the quantity of sugar exported in bulk.

The tonnage of conventional cargo amounted to over 1.3 million tones, a rise of 4.8% compared to the same period of 2015. This increase has been perceived on landing with + 9.6%. The gain corresponds to the overall progression of certain products, such as iron (+ 19.7%), chemicals (+ 12%) and various goods (+ 36%). The volume at boarding decreased by 25.5% due to the tonnage of sugar which continues its recession.


Containers traffic

HeadingsThe first quater of 2015The first quater of 2016Var(%)
Number of EVP 61 655 67 966 10,24
Net Tonnage (1000 Tonnes) 511 096 592 505 15,9

Container traffic recorded an increase of 10.24% as compared to the same period of the previous year, more than 6311 TEU. The number of TEU increased with 16.5% in import and 4.3% in export. An increase of 15.9% was also registered in the tonnage of containerized cargo to reach more than 592 000 tones. The growth in volume of goods was observed both in the import and export respectively (+ 17.9%) and (+ 10.7%).


Quality of service

HeadingsThe first quater of 2015The first quater of 2016Var(%)
The average waiting in the roadstead 6,9 4,6 -33
The average quay stay 3,2 3,04 -5

The average waiting time in the roadstead has considerably improved from 6.9 days in 2015 to 4.6 days in 2016, or 2.3 days less. The average quay stay has stabilized around 3.04 days.


Navigational movement

Number of ships at the entranceGross tonnage at the entrance (1000 tonnes)
The first quater of 2015 The first quater of 2016 The first quater of 2015 Var(%) The first quater of 2016 Var(%)
326 325 -0,3 4 055 3 928 -3,13

The number of ships calling at the Port of Bejaia in the 1st quarter of 2016 is 325 ships, or 01 ship less than 2015. The gross tonnage of these vessels fell by 3.13% to reach more than 3, 9 million tones.


Import and export products

ProductsLandingVar %LoadingVar %
First Qua 2015 First Qua 2016 First Qua 2015 First Qua 2016
Foodstuffs 1 763 736 1 778 024 0,81 137 686 114 441 -16,88
Transport of live animals 252 -        
Wheat 306 414 308 497 0,68      
other cereal 639 033 568 797 -10,99      
fruit and vegetables 3 072 2 503 -18,52      
Textile materials 1 503 1 394 -7,3      
Wood 178 009 173 936 -2,29      
Suger 327 843 371 663 13,37 137 092 110 924 -19,09
Milk 22 038 18 412 -16,45      
wines and spirits 6 369 10 353 62,55      
Semolina & flour - - -      
Pet food 165 502 163 602 -1      
Oleaginous products 92 377 143 241 55,06 - 3 354  
Other product 21 324 15 626 -26,72 594 163 -72,56
Petroleum products 240 560 279 229 16,07 1 991 497 1 584 430 -20,44
Crude oil       1 991 497 1 584 430 -20,44
Butane–propane 31 955 28 657 -10,32        
Refined hydrocarbon 208 605 250 572 20,12      
Ores and metal products 222 168 261 794 17,84  
Ferrous metals 216 459 259 086 19,69      
Non-ferrous metals 5 709 2 708 - 52,6       
the minerals/ construction materials 275 591 192 671 -30,09   -  
Ciment 219 932 128 220 - 41,7      
Other products 55 659 64 451 15,80      
Fertilizers and chemical products 107 225 109 349 1,98  
Natural fertilizer 10 971 1 116 -89,83      
Phosphates 129 600 365,1      
The chemicals 96 125 107 633 12,0      
Various goods 248 000 337 288 36,00 74 913 76 208 1,73
TOTAL 2 857 280 2 958 355 3,54 2 204 096 1 775 079 - 19,46