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Port Of Rotterdam Sees Total Cargo Traffic Down 6.9% In 2020

Port of Rotterdam sees total cargo traffic down 6.9% in 2020

Source: PortSEurope
Rotterdam, Netherlands (PortSEurope) February 21, 2021 – In the year 2020, the Port of Rotterdam recorded total cargo traffic of 436.8 million tonnes, down 6.9% in 2020. In the first six months of the year, total throughput fell by 9.1% and in the second half recovered to -4.6%. The key factor last year was the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis which affected logistics supply chains. The primary
items causing the decrease were: iron ore (-24.5%), coal (-22.8%), crude oil (-10.2%) and mineral oil products (-11.9%). Containers registered a small decline of -1.2% in tonnes, equivalent to -3.2% in TEUs. Increases were reported agribulk (+4.8%) and biomass (+108.3%). The port authority said that the outlook for 2021 depended on national vaccination campaigns against Covid-19. However, a return to pre-Covid traffic levels was unlikely due to the global economic situation. The Port of Rotterdam remains the biggest port in Europe by the measure of traffic throughput. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2021.

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