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Rotterdam: Increasing Throughput

Photo: Danny Cornelissen

Photo: Danny Cornelissen

The volume of freight handled in the port of Rotterdam in the first quarter of this year totalled 115.8 million tonnes. This constitutes a 3.0% increase over the same period last year. Growth is mainly in biomass, coal, mineral oil products and TEU containers. The first quarter of 2020 had shown a sharp downturn because of the Corona crisis. The 2021 increase makes up for about half of it.

Ro-Ro volumes in the first quarter were at normal levels, showing an increase of +3.4%. This is somewhat remarkable in view of the new post-Brexit situation, which introduced new customs formalities as of 1 January.

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