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The Port of Hamburg handled 69.5m tonnes of cargo and a container volume of 4.8m teu in the first six months of 2007, according to its half-year figures. Container handling grew by an impressive 14.3% compared with the first half of 2006 and total transhipments, including general and bulk cargo, were up by 5%.

Hamburg sees big growth in traffic

Traffic with Eastern Europe via the Baltic Sea accounted for transhipments of 639,510 teu in the first six months, up 32.7% year-on-year. There was equally rapid growth in traffic to and from Russia, up 42.5% to 360,000 teu.

“[Volumes were] boosted thanks to the booming growth markets in China and the Far East and the above-average rates of growth in seaborne foreign trade with the countries in the Baltic sea region. The growth rate in container shipments and the actual container handling figures demonstrate very clearly that the Port of Hamburg is northern Europe’s leading hub for seaborne foreign trade,” said Hendrik Lorenz, a board member of Port of Hamburg Marketing.