Sources: CBS, portofrotterdam.com
Throughput at Dutch ports is on the rise. Last year, throughput increased by 4 percent to a total of 594 million tons of goods, according to figures from the Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS).
Almost half of the total throughput covers oil and other liquid bulk. Here, the volume in 2015 by 7 percent to 278 million tonnes. The transshipment of dry bulk goods such as ore and coal (minus 4.6 percent) on the other hand actually fell.
The throughput of containers was slightly lower than in 2014 then was recorded a sharp rise. CBS explains that carried include fewer goods from China to Europe.
In total, over beaten in 2015 for 108 million tons of goods in containers, 0.3 percent less than a year earlier. Virtually all container took place in the port of Rotterdam.
Increasingly containers led by the largest type of container ships that can carry more than 14,500 containers. CBS calculated that it was alleged one in ten loaded containers in the first quarter of this year by about Ultra Large Container Vessel (ULCV). This was 3 percent in 2014. In 2012, this type of container ship docked hardly in the Netherlands.Back to news