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Port of Rotterdam sees freight throughput grow over 5% in Q1FY2019

April 18, 2019: In the first quarter of 2019, the Port of Rotterdam witnessed 5.1 percent more freight through the Port of Rotterdam than in the same period last year. In total, 123.9 million tonnes were handled compared with 117.8 million tonnes in the same period in 2018.

Port of Rotterdam sees freight throughput grow over 5% in Q1FY2019
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Port of Rotterdam sees freight throughput grow over 5% in Q1FY2019

April 18, 2019: In the first quarter of 2019, the Port of Rotterdam witnessed 5.1 percent more freight through the Port of Rotterdam than in the same period last year. In total, 123.9 million tonnes were handled compared with 117.8 million tonnes in the same period in 2018.

The increase mainly concerned the throughput of containers ( 7.3 percent in TEU, 5.9 percent in tonnes) and fuels. Mineral oil products, iron ore and scrap throughput fell.

Allard Castelein, CEO Port of Rotterdam Authority said, "We had an excellent start to 2019 with record throughput volumes in the first quarter. The quarterly figures also confirm that Rotterdam is again strengthening its position as storage and transport hub for containers and LNG. For the whole year, we are adhering to our forecast that throughput volumes will increase slightly in 2019."

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